Income Assistance

Benefits Finder
The Benefits Finder is a tool that can help you find Benefits and Services that you may be eligible to receive. It asks a few questions and uses your answers to search. It does not collect or track your information. The more questions you answer, the more customized and accurate your results will be.
Child care financial support  
We offer child care fee subsidy for those who qualify. You may qualify if you are working, going to school, receiving Ontario Works or have a child with special needs. Fee subsidy helps pay some or all of the cost of childcare to one of the many licensed child care options in Northumberland. 
Community Outreach Program  

If you have low to moderate income, are not eligible for Ontario Works or are a senior with a fixed income, our community outreach may be able to help you with rental or utility arrears, dental, prescription or vision costs and other needs.

If you have a disability and you do not have enough money for food and housing, you can apply for financial assistance through ODSP. 
Disability benefits 
Includes disability pensions and children’s benefits, savings plans and a gasoline tax refund program. 
Employment Insurance 
Employment Insurance benefits and leave information for workers, families, fishers and sickness, as well as how to apply and submit a report.  
Family and caregiving benefits 
Benefits to help with the costs of raising children, including children with disabilities. Employment Insurance benefits such as maternity, parental and caregiving benefits and leave.
Ontario Works (OW)
If you or someone you know is having a hard time paying for rent, utilities or food, Northumberland County Community and Social Services may be able to offer help through Ontario Works
Public pensions 
Information on the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security pension and related benefits, the Canadian retirement income calculator and retirement planning.
Special needs resources
If you have a child with special needs, we want to ensure that they can take part in a licensed childcare program or approved recreational program of your choice. Northumberland County Early Years has partnered with Five Counties Children's Centre to deliver Northumberland's Special Needs Resourcing Program. Contact Five Counties Children's Centre for support.
Student aid and education planning
Plan for an education, save, budget and explore student aid and career options