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Are They Eligible for OHIP Coverage? 

ForumUser
ForumUser
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Posted On: 3/16/2017
ForumUser
ForumUser
Posts: 364
Hello.

I'm a Canadian citizen but resident alien in the US.

I am moving to Toronto with my wife and two kids to attend a PhD program at U of Toronto.

I would like us to all get health coverage under OHIP.

My wife and kids are US citizens.

Am I eligible and can I start my application prior to arrival (I have an acceptance letter with a Sept. 2017 start date).

Are my wife and children eligible or do they need to establish residency/apply for citizenship first?

Thank you.
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Navtej
Navtej
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Posted On: 3/18/2017
Navtej
Navtej
Posts: 6
Hi there,

Congratulations on getting admission in a PhD program of the UFT.

After you move, you will be reestablishing to be a resident of Ontario. In general, there is a three months waiting period from the date you move to Ontario to start getting benefits under OHIP. You have to gather one document each from the Ontario Health coverage document list (form 9998E-82) to be eligible for this card. During the waiting period, you will be covered through the university student health coverage plan (which is linked to the tuition fees) or you may have to buy a private insurance.

Thanks and hope this helps.

Navtej
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