Canada Child Benefit

AKA: CCB; Formerly Canada Child Tax Benefit
Provided by: Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency - AKA: CRA

Service Description

Issues a tax-free monthly payment to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18.

The CCB might include the child disability benefit and any related provincial and territorial programs.


Must meet all of the following conditions:

-Live with the child, and the child must be under 18 years of age
-Be primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the child
-Be a resident of Canada for tax purposes

You or your spouse or common-law partner must be:
-A Canadian citizen
-A permanent resident
-A protected person
-A temporary resident who has lived in Canada for the previous 18 months, and who has a valid permit in the 19th month
-An Indian within the meaning of the Indian Act
No fees
How to Access:
Apply for the CCB in one of the following ways: -Automated Benefits Application through provincial birth registration-My Account (online) -Form RC66, Canada Child Benefits Application See the website for more detailed information on the each method Apply for the CCB as soon as possible after: -Your child is born -A child starts to live with you -You or your spouse or common-law partner meet the eligibility conditions You should apply even if: -You share custody of your child -Your child is living with you for a determined temporary period of time -Your current family net income is too high to get the CCB (you might be eligible for other benefits)
Documents Required:
To receive the CCB you have to file your tax return every year, even if you did not have income in the year * If you have a spouse or common-law partner, they must also file a return every year * Other documents confirming marital status, residency, or the primary caregiver may be requested after the initial application
Program Hours:
Mon:8am - 8pm
Tue:8am - 8pm
Wed:8am - 8pm
Thu:8am - 8pm
Fri:8am - 8pm
Sat:9am - 5pm
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Program Phone Numbers:
English * French
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