Benefits for grandparents and other relatives raising children

Grandparents or other relatives raising a relative's child may be entitled to government benefits. This fact sheet contains charts describing the kinds of benefits they might get and under what circumstances, and links to other sites that explain how and where to apply for these benefits.

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grandparents, other relatives, child in home of a relative benefit, Canada Pension Plan (CPP), disability benefits, child tax benefit, income assistance, custody, guardianship, access, Family Law in BC website