Canada Revenue Agency administered The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is a tax-free benefit paid monthly to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children under the age of 18.
Who is eligible for applying ?
You must follow under all the undermentioned situations to get the
However, Canada Child Benefit is not applicable for foster children for any month as they come under Children Special Allowance (CSA) and hence they are payable.
As long as CSA are not payable, you can get CCB as long as you live with or care for the child under a close relationship program.
When to apply for CCB?
You can apply for Canada Child Benefit once the following situations mentioned below
However, if the child is staying under the same roof as yours for more than 11 months straight, additional documents will be required.
To know about the extra documentation, Refer to ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION.
How to apply for Canada Child Benefit?
If this is your first ever application for CCB, you may need additional documentation which proves proof of immigration status in Canada and proof of birth for:
You can apply through registering the birth of your newborn. Mostly, the registration is done on paper at the birth centre and hospital. It is important to provide a social insurance number for Vital Statistics Agency to securely share the information of birth registration with the Canada Revenue Agency. It is also important to know that none of the information regarding any information shared can be released outside without your consent.
2. ONLINE THROUGH Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) ACCOUNT
You can apply online if you didn’t apply for the CCB while registering the birth of the newborn. You can apply online by registering the birth of your newborn using 'My Account’ on your personal CRA account. Mention below are the steps to apply for CCB
Review and submit your application.
3. BY E-MAIL
It is important to submit Canada Child Application, followed by :