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Canada child benefit (CCB) payment increase: CRA and COVID-19

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Individuals who received CCB in April, will receive $300 per child more in their May instalment, if they are still entitled to receive CCB. This is a one-time increase to the May 2020 CCB payment for the 2019-2020 benefit year (July 2019 to June 2020).

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Who gets the payment increase

You will get the payment increase if:

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 may be eligible for retroactive benefits and credits. The only way to get these benefits is by filing your return.

You don't have to file your 2019 taxes to receive the CCB payment increase, but you should file them so you continue to get your benefits and credits for the 2020-2021 benefit year.

How the payment increase is calculated

The amount you receive will be calculated based on information from the 2018 tax return(s) of you and your spouse/common-law partner (if applicable). If you are a newcomer to Canada from January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, you and your spouse's/common-law partner's (if applicable) reported world income will be used in the calculation.

The amount will be different for each family depending on their net income, up to a maximum of $300 per child.

Parents who have shared custody will each get half of the payment increase amount.

How we send you the payment increase

You will receive the payment increase automatically the same way you receive your regular CCB payment (direct deposit or cheque).

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