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The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is a new system implemented by the Government of Canada that replaces the old Canada Child Tax Benefit program. The revamped CCB requires no new application for a child’s family if they were already collecting disability benefits.
Not to be confused with the Child Disability Benefit (CDB), the Canada Child Benefit provides monthly payments for eligible families to help with the costs of raising children under the age of 18. This can be a collected in addition to the CDB, though your child must qualify for the Disability Tax Credit to be eligible for either.
Compared to the old Canada Child Tax Benefit program, the new Canada Child Benefit is:
To qualify for a child tax credit, he or she must meet all of the following criteria as detailed by the Government of Canada:
Don’t wait! You should apply for child benefits after:
For mothers of newborns, you can alternatively use the Automated Benefits Application to apply for child benefits.
If you need assistance in applying for disability for your child, contact us for a fast, free assessment. You can also fill out our Apply for Disability form to first determine whether your child qualifies for the Disability Tax Credit, and the CDB & CCB by extension.
For a thorough, detailed rundown of everything you need to know about the Canada Child Benefit, visit the CRA’s Canada Child Benefit overview.
When you’re ready to begin your application for child care benefits, the necessary forms can be found here.
Interested in Canadian disability benefits statistics? The CRA breaks down each child & family benefit program in the country, and how family allowances have changed over the years.