Ontario

Long-term care accommodation costs and subsidy

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Tax filing required

This Long-term care accommodation costs and subsidy is available if you don't have enough income to pay for the basic rooma basic room in a long-term care home, you may be eligible for a subsidy through the Long-Term Care Home Rate Reduction Program of up to $1,891.31 per month.

If you qualify, you or a lawful representative must complete an application form and submit it to your long-term care home.

You may be eligible if:

  • your long-term care accommodation is basic (only basic is covered – not private or semi-private)
  • your net income is within the low-income threshold. Follow this link to know how income is calculated net income.

Proof of  residency in Province

  • lease agreement
  • rent receipt
  • household bill
    • gas
    • electricity
    • cable television
    • telephone
  • driver's license
  • vehicle registration or car insurance
  • membership in social or professional organization
  • Other:
    • bank information
    • employment information

To apply for Long-term care accommodation costs and subsidy you need to do the following:

  • you must re-apply for a rate reduction each year. Whether you are applying for the first time or re-applying, the process is the same.
  • you need to have access to information about all your sources of income
  • you complete one of four main forms
  • you complete additional forms if you are asking to keep income to support a dependent or involuntarily do not live with your partner
  • you submit your forms to the long-term care home where you are applying for the rate reduction

For more information, or to get help filling out forms, speak to the staff at your long-term care home.

If you still have questions, email the ministry at LTC.RateReduction@ontario.ca. (If you don't have access to email, call the Long-Term Care Family Support and Action Line at 1-866-434-0144).

Last updated: June 23, 2022