Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Transitional Child Benefit

  • Financial Assistance
  • Relevant Offices: Bruce Grey Chapter, Chatham-Kent Windsor-Essex Chapter, Cornwall & District Chapter, Durham Northumberland ChapterFrontenac, Lennox & Addington ChapterGrand Erie ChapterGrand River ChapterHamilton-Halton ChapterKapuskasing UnitLake Superior District ChapterLeeds Grenville ChapterNiagara Peninsula Chapter of HopeNipissing, Parry Sound & Temiskaming ChapterOttawa ChapterOxford Perth ChapterPeel-Dufferin ChapterPeterborough, Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton ChapterPrince Edward County UnitQuinte ChapterSimcoe Muskoka ChapterSouthwest ChapterSudbury-Manitoulin ChapterTimmins & District ChapterToronto ChapterYork Region Chapter
  • Contact Info: 1‑866‑821‑7770

The Transition Child Benefit is a monthly benefit intended to ensure that the incomes of families who are on social assistance and who may not be eligible at all or for the maximum Ontario Child Benefit and National Child Benefit Supplement do not drop.

Those who may be eligible include parents who:

  • Have not filed an income tax return for the previous year
  • Have a newborn child
  • Are in the middle of the application process for the Canada Child Tax Benefit and the National Child Benefit Supplement
  • Are not citizens of Canada, permanent residents, protected persons, or temporary residents (as defined under the Immigration Act)
  • Have income from the previous year that is too high, but have a sudden decrease in income in the present year recently
  • Have only recently moved to Ontario

The amount parents may receive is dependent on how much they receive for the Ontario Child Benefit and National Child Benefit Supplement. Parents do not need to apply for the Transition Child Benefit. Their eligibility will be determined by their local office based on the information they provide to calculate their social assistance amount. If they are eligible, the Transition Child Benefit will be added to their monthly social assistance payment.

For more information:

Phone: 1-866-821-7770 (Toll-free), 1-800-387-5559 (TTY)

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