O. Reg. 118/09: GENERAL


Published: 2009-03-27

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ontario regulation 118/09

made under the

Ontario Works Act, 1997

Made: March 25, 2009
 Filed: March 27, 2009
Published on e-Laws: March 31, 2009
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: April 11, 2009


Amending O. Reg. 134/98

(General)

1. Subclause 2 (3) (d) (i) of Ontario Regulation 134/98 is revoked and the following substituted:

(i) is attending school or a program approved by the administrator,

2. Subsection 32 (1) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(1) If a member of an applicant’s benefit unit has made an assignment or transfer of assets within the year preceding the date of the application and, in the opinion of the administrator, the consideration for the assignment or transfer was inadequate or a purpose of the assignment or transfer was to reduce the value of assets in order to qualify for assistance, the administrator shall,

(a) determine that the applicant is not eligible for assistance; or

(b) reduce the amount of assistance to compensate for the inadequate consideration or the value of the assets assigned or transferred.

3. Paragraph 30 of subsection 39 (1) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

30. The value of grants, items or services provided for the purposes of energy efficiency and conservation by gas distribution utilities, local distribution companies, a municipality, the Ontario Power Authority, the Government of Ontario or the Government of Canada.

31. Payments made under the Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program, administered by the Ministry of Health Promotion.

4. (1) Subparagraph 1 iv of subsection 49 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out the portion before sub-subparagraph A and substituting the following:

iv. child care expenses actually incurred, and not otherwise reimbursed or subject to reimbursement up to the maximum amounts provided in paragraph 2, for each dependent child and for each child on whose behalf temporary care assistance is provided pursuant to section 57 if,

. . . . .

(2) Subsection 49 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following paragraph:

1.1 For the purposes of subparagraph 1 iv, payments made under section 8.5 of the Income Tax Act shall not be considered reimbursement for child care expenses actually incurred.

5. (1) Subsection 52 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following paragraph:

11. A payment received under section 104.1 of the Taxation Act, 2007 for a senior homeowners’ property tax grant.

(2) Subsection 52 (2) of the Regulation is revoked.

6. Section 53 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following paragraph:

3.5 A payment received as a tax credit under section 122.7 or 122.71 of the Income Tax Act

(Canada).

7. (1) The French version of subparagraph 1 iii of subsection 54 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “«education costs» (frais de scolarité)” and substituting “«education costs» (frais d’étude)”.

(2) Paragraph 2 of subsection 54 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Ministry of Education and Training” and substituting “Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities”.

(3) Subsection 54 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following paragraphs: 

20. Payments that are made pursuant to a court order that are made for and applied to,

i. expenses for disability related items or services for a member of the benefit unit that are approved by the administrator and that are not and will not be otherwise reimbursed, or

ii. education or training expenses that are approved by the administrator and that,

A. are incurred with respect to a member of the benefit unit because of that person’s disability, and

B. are not and will not be otherwise reimbursed.

21. The value of grants, items or services provided for the purposes of energy efficiency and conservation by gas distribution utilities, local distribution companies, a municipality, the Ontario Power Authority, the Government of Ontario or the Government of Canada.

22. Payments made under the Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program, administered by the Ministry of Health Promotion.

8. Subparagraph 1 ii of subsection 55 (1) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

ii. the cost for dental services and vision items and services, other than a periodic oculo-visual assessment as referred to in paragraph 1.1, for dependent children and children on whose behalf temporary care assistance is provided pursuant to section 57, if those services and items and that cost have been approved by the Minister,

9. Clause 57 (5) (d) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(d) any additional amounts for which the child on whose behalf temporary care assistance is provided qualifies under paragraphs 1, 1.1 and 5 of subsection 55 (1);

10. (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.

(2) Subsection 5 (1) is deemed to have come into force on January 1, 2009.

 

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