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Canada Child Tax Benefit

What is the Canada Child Tax Benefit?

The Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) is a non-taxable amount paid monthly to help eligible families with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age.

The CCTB may include the Child Disability Benefit (CDB), a monthly benefit providing financial assistance for qualified families caring for children with severe and prolonged mental or physical impairments.

Also included with the CCTB is the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS), a monthly benefit for low-income families with children. The NCBS is the Government of Canada's contribution to the National Child Benefit, a joint initiative of federal, provincial, and territorial governments, and First Nations.

To be eligible, you must meet all the following conditions:

  • You must live with the child, and the child must be under the age of 18
  • You must be the person who is primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the child
  • You must be a resident of Canada
  • You or your spouse or common-law partner must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a protected person, or a temporary resident who has lived in Canada for the previous 18 months, and who has a valid permit in the 19th month.

For more information, please visit Canada Revenue Agency at www.cra-arc.gc.ca

Source: Canada Revenue Agency 

 


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