The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under the age of 18. The benefit uses your net family income to determine the amount you will received.

Please see this link for eligibility and how to apply.

CCB Benefits are paid over a 12-month period from July of one year to June of the next year and the benefit payments are recalculated every July by the CRA based on information from you and your spouse’s (if applicable) income tax and benefit returns from the previous year.

If any of your information changes during the year, the CRA will recalculate your benefit the month after the change occurs.

CCB payments are calculated using the following information:

  • the number of children who live with you
  • the ages of your children
  • your adjusted family net income
  • your child’s eligibility for the child disability benefit

The CRA recalculates your payment every July based on your adjusted family net income from the previous year.  Your net income is the amount from line 23600 of your T1, and your family net income is your net income plus the net income of your spouse or common-law partner, if applicable.

Your marital status will affect how the CRA calculates your benefits, so if your marital status changes, you must let them know immediately of the change in your marital status. The eligible amounts change annually based on your Net Family Income.

Refer to this link for further information on the calculations made by the CRA.

From the CRA : Canada Child Benefit Video

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