The CCTB provides money to eligible families to help them with the costs of raising children.
The CCTB is a monthly, non-taxable payment administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). You must apply for the CCTB.
You have to be eligible to receive the CCTB. One of the requirements is that you are a Canadian resident for tax purposes. This is not the same as residency for immigration purposes. Find out more in Do I have to file a tax return?
The CCTB includes a basic benefit, a National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS) and a Child Disability Benefit (CDB).
The amount you receive is based on:
You can use the Child and Family Benefits Online Calculator to get an estimate of the amount you may receive.
Many community agencies can help you find information about child and family tax benefits. To find help in your area, go to Services Near Me.
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