The Canada Revenue Agency expects to issue the grocery rebate to eligible individuals on July 5, 2023,” said CRA spokesperson Sylvie Branch.
There is no application process for the rebate, which will be delivered alongside the July GST credit payment.
Instead, the rebate will be issued automatically to about 11 million Canadians whose household income is $38,000 or less, and individuals who make $32,000 or less.
To receive the payment, however, it is required that eligible recipients have filed their 2021 tax return.
Grocery Rebate will provide new, targeted inflation relief to 11 million low- and modest-income Canadians and families:
- A single mother with one child and $30,000 in net income will receive $386.50 for groceries. This is in addition to the $1,160 she receives this year through the GST Credit.
- A single senior with $20,000 in net income will receive $233.50 for groceries. This is in addition to the roughly $701 he receives this benefit year through the GST Credit.
- A couple with two children and $35,000 in net income will receive $467 for groceries. This is in addition to the roughly $1,401 they receive this benefit year through the GST Credit.