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Provisions for Low-Income Households

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If you live in a low-income household, you may qualify for the following provisions when submitting a Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians application:

  • Your $500 assistance deductible will be waived.
  • You can apply for assistance for damage caused by a sewer backup, which is not otherwise eligible under the program.

Determining Low-income Threshold Eligibility

To determine whether your household income falls below the program’s low-income threshold, add together the net income(as shown on line 236 of the Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment) for each adult in the household. You must use the most recent Notice of Assessment available for each adult in the household.

Income Thresholds table

People in household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Total income: tax year 2016 21,079 29,810 36,509 42,157 47,133 51,631 55,769 59,619 63,236 66,657
Total income: tax year 2015 20,783 29,392 35,997 41,566 46,473 50,907 54,987 58,783 62,349 65,722
Updated February 2017

The program’s low-income thresholds are established each year based on 50 per cent of median after-tax (net income) household income, as reported by Statistics Canada, adjusted for the number of people living in the household.

Example

Three adults and two children live in Christine’s household. The net income of the three adults in the household as noted on line 236 of their 2016 Canada Revenue Agency Notices of Assessment are:

Name of Adults Net Income
Christine
$7,781
Robert $5,021
Alice $10,341
Total households net income $23,233
2016 thresholds for
a household with five people
$47,133

Using the information in Income Thresholds table, for a household with five people, a net household income in 2016 of $47,133 or lower qualifies for the program’s special low-income provisions. Christine’s net household income is $23,233, so she qualifies for the program’s special provisions for low-income households.

Step 1

Download the form.

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Special Provisions for Low-income Households form
Special Provisions for Low-income Households form

Step 2

  • Complete and sign the application form on page 3.
  • Include a copy of the most recent Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment for all adults in the household.

Step 3

Submit the Special Provisions for Low-income Households form with your Disaster Recovery Assistance Application form and any other pertinent information.


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Contact Us

If you are still having trouble with the Application form, send us an email at DisasterAssistance@Ontario.ca.