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adsonrocha
adsonrocha
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Posted On: 24 days ago
adsonrocha
adsonrocha
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Hi, I've been living in Ontario since March and now I want to apply for OHIP.
The eligibility section A says "You are in Ontario for at least 153 days in any 12-month period".

This means that I only can apply after 153 days? Or can I apply now and wait for the OHIP 3 months waiting period?

Thank you.
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Posted On: 13 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You can apply as soon as you have the documents that you need. However, you will not get a Health Card until you are eligible - after the 3-month waiting period.

According to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, when you apply, staff will look at your documents to figure out when the 3-month waiting period starts.

You can find some helpful information in our Settlement.Org How do I apply for a Health Card (OHIP)? article.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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