Canada Child Benefit (aka CCB; Formerly Canada Child Tax Benefit)

Provided by: Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency (aka CRA)

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Contact Details

Toll-Free: 1-800-387-1193
Canada and United States

Individual Tax Account Balance Automated Service: 1-866-474-8272
Provides information about your tax account balance, as well as your last payment amount and date

TTY: 1-800-665-0354
General Inquiries * Toll Free Across Canada

Toll-Free: 1-800-267-6999
Across Canada * TIPS (Tax Information Phone Service) Automated Information System

Service Website: http://www.canada.ca/canada-child-benefit

Website: http://www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes/income-tax/personal-income-tax.htm

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), you must meet all of the following conditions:

* You must live with the child, and the child must be under 18 years of age
* You must be primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the child
* You must 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

Service Info

Toll-Free:
1-800-387-1193
Canada and United States

Hours of Operation:
Automated service is a 24-hour service * Telephone agents available Monday-Friday (except holidays), 9am-5pm (local time)

Service Website:
http://www.canada.ca/canada-child-benefit

Application Process:
Apply for the CCB in one of the following ways:
* Automated Benefits Application
* 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

CCB payments can begin the month after you become eligible, as long as you are still eligible at the beginning of the current month.

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)

Although the Canada child tax benefit and the universal child care benefit are no longer being issued, you can still request an adjustment for previous years, if you were eligible.

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

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * French

Coverage Area:
Canada

Locations

Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency


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Individual Tax Account Balance Automated Service:
1-866-474-8272
Provides information about your tax account balance, as well as your last payment amount and date

TTY:
1-800-665-0354
General Inquiries * Toll Free Across Canada

TollFree:
1-800-267-6999
Across Canada * TIPS (Tax Information Phone Service) Automated Information System

Website:
www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes/income-tax/personal-income-tax.htm

Hours of Operation:
Hours for telephone services vary

Accessibility:
Not applicable

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Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency (aka CRA)

Site Info

Individual Tax Account Balance Automated Service:
1-866-474-8272
Provides information about your tax account balance, as well as your last payment amount and date

TTY:
1-800-665-0354
General Inquiries * Toll Free Across Canada

Toll-Free:
1-800-267-6999
Across Canada * TIPS (Tax Information Phone Service) Automated Information System

Website:
http://www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes/income-tax/personal-income-tax.htm

Hours of Operation:
Hours for telephone services vary

Accessibility:
Not applicable

Coverage Area:
Canada

Service Info

Toll-Free:
1-800-387-1193
Canada and United States

Hours of Operation:
Automated service is a 24-hour service * Telephone agents available Monday-Friday (except holidays), 9am-5pm (local time)

Service Website:
http://www.canada.ca/canada-child-benefit

Application Process:
Apply for the CCB in one of the following ways:
* Automated Benefits Application
* 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

CCB payments can begin the month after you become eligible, as long as you are still eligible at the beginning of the current month.

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)

Although the Canada child tax benefit and the universal child care benefit are no longer being issued, you can still request an adjustment for previous years, if you were eligible.

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

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * French

Coverage Area:
Canada

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