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Canada Child Care Benefit (CCB)

The Canada Child Care Benefit (CCB), is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families. It helps with the costs of child care. The CCB may be paid for children aged 0-15. For children with disabilities, it is paid up to age 17. For 2023, the payment increased by 1.66%.

Families can receive up to $6,997 per year for each child under the age of six, and up to $5,903 for each child aged six to 15 (or up to age 17 if they have disabilities). Families with lower incomes may also be eligible for the Canada Child Tax Benefit. 

The amount of CCB that a family receives is based on their adjusted family net income, the number and ages of their children, and their province or territory of residence. Some families receive additional provincial or territorial benefits combined with the CCB payments.

To receive the CCB, families must apply online or by phone.

Who Can Apply To The Canadian Child Benefit Program?

The following families can apply for the CCB:

  • Families with children under the age of 18 (or up to age 20 if they are full-time students, or have disabilities)
  • Families who are expecting a baby 
  • Families who are adopting a child

Grandparents or other relatives who are caring for children 

What Are The CCB Payment Dates?

For 2023, the CCB is paid monthly on the 20th of each month (or the next business day if the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, and an earlier payment for December).

  • January 20, 2023
  • February 20, 2023
  • March 20, 2023
  • April 20, 2023
  • May 19, 2023
  • June 20, 2023
  • July 20, 2023
  • August 18, 2023
  • September 20, 2023
  • October 20, 2023
  • November 20, 2023
  • December 13, 2023

What Happened To The CCB Young Child Supplement?

This program was giving an additional payment to families receiving the Child Care Benefit (CCB) for children aged under 1 year. The supplement was paid directly to the care provider in the form of a fee reduction.

The supplement was designed to help families with the costs of child care, particularly in the early years when children are most dependent. It was paid for each hour of care that a child attends and was capped at 50 hours per week.

It was discontinued on December 31, 2021.

Source: Canada

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