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About Catch Up Payments

The purpose of the Catch Up Payments was to help pay for student learning supports to help fill gaps that may have emerged because of COVID‑19.

These Catch Up Payments were available to parents to help their child get back on track during the 2022–23 school year.

Next steps

If you applied for the program before the deadline (March 31, 2023, at midnight EST) but still have not received payment, you are still eligible to receive payment once your application is approved.

We are still processing applications. All applications will be reviewed.

If you have previously inquired about the status of your application, all inquiries will be investigated.

Get your payment

We will send payments by e-transfer, direct deposit or cheque based on what you chose when you applied.

One payment will be made per student to:

  • the parent or guardian who applied for their child
  • secondary students who are 18 years of age and applied on their own

Each application is verified and processed separately. This means if you applied for more than one child, you will receive separate payments.

We are still processing applications received before the March 31, 2023 deadline as well as related inquiries that have been submitted through the Catch Up Payments help desk.

Check the status of your application

You can still use your profile to:

  • check on the status of your application
  • correct specific information in your submission if requested by the ministry

If there is a problem with the information you have provided you will receive an email from the ministry indicating that your application could not be processed. Please carefully read and follow all instructions in the email to update your application online.

Check the status of your application

Contact us

For more information about Catch Up Payments, call us Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, excluding holidays.