What is the Canada Child Benefit? (CCB)
The Canada Child Benefit? is a tax-free monthly payment provided by the Canadian government to eligible families with children under the age of 18. It was introduced in 2016 as part of the federal government’s efforts to support families and reduce child poverty. The CCB replaced several existing child-related benefits, such as the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) and the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB).
The Canada Child Benefit is based on various factors, including the number of children in the household, their ages, the family’s net income, and the province or territory in which the family resides. The benefit is designed to be more generous for lower-income families and gradually decreases as family income rises.
To apply for the Canada Child Benefit, parents or guardians need to complete the appropriate forms and submit them to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The CRA uses the information provided on these forms, as well as the family’s income tax returns, to determine eligibility and calculate the amount of the benefit.
It’s important to note that benefit amounts and eligibility criteria can change over time due to government policies and updates.