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Who gets the child tax benefit?

Last reviewed February 2023 by the Clicklaw Editors

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 18 years of age. The CCB might include the child disability benefit (CDB) and any related provincial and territorial programs.

To get any of these benefits you must meet certain conditions.

Good starting points to learn more about these conditions and how to apply include:

  • Canada Child Benefit, from Canada Revenue Agency, provides an overview of the child tax benefit. You will find information on how to apply, and how the CCB is calculated, as well as links to provincial programs.
  • Child protection, from Legal Aid BC, has a section called Benefits for Caregivers Raising Children. This section has a list of benefits and who can qualify for them.

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Canada Child Benefit (CCB), Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB), child tax benefit, family benefits, National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS), Child Disability Benefit (CDB)