Pam Damoff

Your member of parliament for


Oakville North-Burlington

Pam Damoff

Your member of parliament for


Oakville North-Burlington

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The Canada Child Benefit has increased!

I was pleased to join Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos to announce that on July 20, 2019, the Canada Child Benefit increased again so that families can keep up with the rising costs of living.

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 and any related provincial and territorial programs.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) uses information from your income tax and benefit return to calculate how much your CCB payments will be. To get the CCB, you have to file your return every year, even if you did not have income in the year. If you have a spouse or common-law partner, they also have to file a return every year.

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

Since it was introduced, families in Oakville North-Burlington have received on average $4,890 more per year for paying for rent and food or guitar lessons, and swimming lessons. This benefit has helped 25,750 children and added almost $70 million to our local economy annually, helping support parents build a better future for their kids.

For more information on the CCB, to calculate your CCB or to apply visit:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/canada-child-benefit-overview.html