How to claim
You can claim the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB) when you file your tax return.
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- Claim the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB)
- Advanced Canada workers benefit (ACWB) payments are sent automatically
Claim the CWB
To claim the CWB, you must either:
- Do your taxes electronically and follow the instructions in your certified tax software
- If filing a paper return, fill out and submit Schedule 6, Canada workers benefit
Claiming the disability supplement
If you have an eligible spouse and one of you is eligible for the disability tax credit, that person should claim both the basic amount and the disability supplement.
If you have an eligible spouse and both of you are eligible for the disability tax credit, only one of you can claim the basic amount. However, each of you must claim the disability supplement on a separate Schedule 6.
Advanced Canada workers benefit (ACWB) payments are sent automatically
You don't need to apply to receive the advanced payments. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will determine your eligibility when you file your income tax and benefit return. If you're entitled to a CWB amount on line 45300 of your income tax and benefit return, the CRA will automatically send you payments.
To receive the advanced payments, the CRA must receive your income tax and benefit return before November 1 of the benefit period.
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