Alberta government is providing a new, one-time payment to help parents with the cost of child care.
The payment of $561 is available for families with a household income $100,000 or less per year and for those who paid for at least three months of care.
The Working Parents Benefit will see $108 million distributed to families that used child care – including licensed or unlicensed daycare, day homes, out-of-school care, or preschool – from April to December of 2020. This $108 million of unspent funds from Children’s Services will be redirected under the Working Parents Benefit to support the families of up to 192,000 children.
Who is Eligible:
Canadian citizen or a permanent resident living in Alberta will be eligible to apply for the Working Parents Benefit if they have:
- Children in any form of child care, including licensed or unlicensed child care.
- Parent or legal guardian of a child who was born on or after February 29, 2008 are eligible.
- A household annual income of $100,000 or less.
- Paid for three months of child care between April 1 and Dec. 31, 2020 (must provide receipts).
How to Apply for Working Parents Benefit:
A MyAlberta Digital ID is needed to apply for the benefit.
- Applications start on March 1, and opens by region from March 1 to 5, 2021, and close on March 31, 2021
- Apply for the Working Parents Benefit online at alberta.ca/WorkingParentsBenefit starting March 1.