Who is eligible for OHIP?


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A variety of factors make someone eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, including having a permanent home in Ontario for at least six months and Canadian citizenship, Settlement.org explains. If a person is not a Canadian citizen, he must be a protected person or registered as an Indian.

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Other qualifying factors include the applicant not being away for more than 30 days during the first six months he lives in Ontario and living in Ontario for at least 153 days in any given 12-month period, Settlement.org notes. If the applicant is not a citizen, protected person or Indian, he must be in the process of applying for citizenship and meet the requirements to become a citizen, or he must have applied for a grant of citizenship.

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