The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced an extra $300 per child in May as part of federal initiatives to support families deal with the added pressures of COVID-19.
The government said that this increase will deliver almost $2 billion in extra support across the country to help families with the high cost of taking care of their kids during this challenging period.
In addition to this one-time CCB increase, the government has already have provided individuals and families with low and modest incomes with a special top-up payment through the Goods and Services Tax credit. This measure gave, on average, close to $400 for single individuals and close to $600 for couples, injecting $5.5 billion into the Canadian economy.
What is Canada Child Benefit (CCB) Payment Increase
Those families who have an eligible child in May 2020 and those who receive CCB in April 2020 and will get up to $300 extra per child as part of their regular May 2020 payment. This is a one-time increase to the May 2020 CCB payment for the 2019-2020 benefit year (July 2019 to June 2020).
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
- If you didn’t file your 2018 taxes, you won’t receive this payment. If you’re late in filing your 2018 taxes, you should file as soon as possible.
- you have an eligible child in your care in May 2020
- you and your spouse/common-law partner (if applicable) have filed your 2018 tax return(s)
HOW TO APPLY
- Eligible families will automatically receive this one-time increase as part of their scheduled CCB payment in May.
- Those who already receive the CCB do not need to re-apply for this one-time increase.