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Canada Child Benefit

Canada Child Benefit

Effective July 1, 2016, a new federal benefit, the Canada Child Benefit, will replace the existing federal Canada Child Tax Benefit (including the National Child Benefit Supplement), and the Universal Child Care Benefit.  

The new benefit will provide a maximum annual benefit of up to $6,400 per child under the age of 6 and up to $5,400 per child for those aged 6 through 17. Families with less than $30,000 in household income will receive the maximum benefit. 

Just like the current Canada Child Tax Benefit and Universal Child Care Benefit, the new Canada Child Benefit will be exempt as income. This means that if you are eligible for this new benefit, it will not be deducted from your monthly social assistance.

In order to be eligible, you must file your annual tax returns. If you have any questions, please see your worker.