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The CCB provides money to eligible families to help them with the costs of raising children.
Important note: As of July 1, 2016, the CCB replaces the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB), the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS) and the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB).
The CCB is a monthly, non-taxable payment administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). You must apply for the CCB.
You have to be eligible to receive the CCB. 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 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. This will also calculate whether you are eligible for the Ontario Child Benefit and/or the Child Disability Benefit.
Many community agencies can help you find information about child and family tax benefits. To find help, go to Services Near Me and search for "tax help" in your area.