Long-term care accommodation costs and subsidy

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This Long-term care accommodation costs and subsidy is available if you don't have enough income to pay for the 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 $1,938.46 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. Visit "how income is calculated" to learn more.

Proof of  residency in Province

For example:

  • 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.
  • Make sure you are receiving all the benefits you might be eligible for.
  • Gather information about all your sources of income.
  • Inform your long-term care home that you intend to apply. The home will provide you with the application form(s) and can help you complete the application.
  • Complete and submit the application, along with any required supporting documents, to your long-term care home.

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