Child Care Benefit Application Open

Date: January 23, 2019
To: Eligible Staff
From: Ian MacEachern—Director, Benefits, Pension & Payroll
Re: Child Care Benefit Application open—Apply by March 15, 2019

The 2018 Child Care Benefit Application is now available online through Employee Self-Service (ESS). This taxable benefit provides reimbursements to eligible U of T staff for child care expenses for each legal dependant under the age of seven to a maximum of $2,000 per child per year.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.  We will begin reviewing applications after this date.

How to apply

  1. Log on to Employee Self-Service (ESS)
  2. Click on the My HR Self-Service tab
  3. Answer your security question and click continue
  4. Click on ‘Pay and Benefit Information
  5. Select ‘Child Care Benefit’ to begin your application

Detailed instructions, including what information you need to gather before you start the process, can be found on the Child Care Benefit Plan page.

Should you require accommodation through an alternate application format, please use our PDF Manual Application form on the HR & Equity Forms page.

Reimbursement

Any eligible Child Care Benefit reimbursements will be combined with your April pay.

Questions?

Please review our Staff FAQ for more information about the Child Care Benefit. FAQ for CUPE L1230 Part-Time Staff is available here. Both FAQ’s have been revised to include answers for a number of additional questions, including:

Q: How do I calculate the daily rate if I pay a flat monthly fee?

A: Calculate the average daily rate based on the number of workdays in the month per the following chart for 2018:

 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
23 20 22 21 23 21 22 23 20 23 22 21

 

For example, if you paid a flat monthly fee of $1,400 in January 2018, you would input a daily rate of $60.87 since 1,400 / 23 = 60.87(even if your child was absent for some of those days).

Contact

Please contact benefits.help@utoronto.ca if you have additional questions beyond those answered in the FAQ.