Initial OHIP Waiting Period

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shylee
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Initial OHIP Waiting Period

Post by shylee » Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:24 pm

Greetings,

Can someone please help with this?

According to OHIP Regulations:
"You are also required to be present in Ontario for 153 days of the first 183 days immediately following the date residency is established in Ontario (you cannot be absent for more than 30 days during the first 6 months of residency)."

After this initial 6 month period, I gather, there is a 'rolling' annual requirement of 153 days of physical presence.

My question concerns only the first year. What happens if you are away for more than 30 days during the first six months, but then return and stay the rest of the year? At what point, in other words, does OHIP coverage finally kick in during that initial 12 month period?

Thanks for any help with this.

Shylee

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Post by nelsona » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:34 am

For newly arrived immigrants, OHIP kicks in after 3 months (90 days). Leaving for more than 30 days in the first 6 months would get your OHIP pulled, not delay your enrollment.

Thereafter, as you say, it is a rolling 153 day requirement.
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shylee
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Post by shylee » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:25 am

Thanks for the help. But what is the significance of 'pulled'? Does that mean one can never get it? Or that one must reapply?

Shylee

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Post by nelsona » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:06 am

You would need to reapply. The idea is that they want to know that you are clearly establishing Cdn residency, not simply staying 3 months and then leaving (OHIP is funded by your taxes after all).

They do that by insisting on 5 months full-time residency (they will still give you the card after 3).
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Post by shylee » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:21 am

Thanks nelsona.... what would we do without you?

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