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How the Canada Child Benefit works

Families eligible for the benefit received a one-time payment of $300 per child in addition to the May 2020 CCB benefit.

With the 2020-21 benefit year enhancements, parents will receive more effective July 2020 up to June 2021. If you filed your 2019 tax return, there’d be no disruption in payments.

Here is how much you could possibly earn with the CCB:

  • CCB Jan to June 2020: >$553.25 X 6 = $3,319.50
  • CCB July to Dec 2020: >$563.75 X 6 = $3,382.50
  • CCB top-up May 2020: >$300.00
  • Total per child under 6: $7,002

Thus, a two-parent family with two children under six could receive as much as $14,004 total until December 2020 if you are below a certain income level. It’s based on your income in 2018 and 2019, so check the CRA website to find out if you qualify.