Wage increase for direct support workers and personal support workers
Find information about funding of direct support workers and personal support workers’ hours if you pay for services through some children’s direct funding programs.
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Funding available July 2022 onward
The wage enhancement is permanent.
Learn how funding is being delivered for these eligible direct funding programs:
- Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities
- Enhanced Respite for Medically Fragile and/or Technology Dependent Children Program
- Ontario Autism Program Childhood Budgets and Interim One-time Funding
- Special Services at Home
Funding available before July 2022
If you applied for wage enhancement funding before July 1, 2022, it may take about four to six weeks to review your application. We will contact you if we need more information.
If your application is approved, you will receive a payment based on the total amount approved for each claim in your application. You can then use this funding to pay your worker.
If you received funding for this wage enhancement that you cannot use, you must return it to us. Please contact us to find out how to return unused funds.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact us:
For Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities, Enhanced Respite and Special Services at Home recipients, please contact your ministry regional office.
For Ontario Autism Program Childhood Budgets and Interim One-time Funding recipients, please contact the ministry’s central resource team.