Canada Child Tax Benefit

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Information about the 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 for the Canada Child Tax Benefit, 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 primarily responsible for the   care and upbringing of the child;
  • you must be a resident of Canada; and
  • 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.

The person who is primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the child should apply for the CCTB.

You should apply even if:

  • Your child only lives with you part of the time, see Shared Custody.
  • Your child is living with you for a temporary period of time, for example over the summer holidays.
  • Your current adjusted family net income is too high. We recalculate your entitlement every July based on your adjusted family net income for the previous year. 

 More information on the Canada Child Tax Benefit can be found on the Canada Revenue Agency website here.

The application form for the Canada Child Tax Benefit can be found here


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. can help you to fill out any forms. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 250-785-5323 Ext. 22

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