Northwest Territories

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The Canada Revenue Agency administers the following programs on behalf of the Northwest Territories:


Northwest Territories child benefit

The Northwest Territories child benefit is a non-taxable amount paid monthly to qualifying low and middle income families with children under 18 years of age.

You may be entitled to receive the following monthly amounts:

Eligible children under the age of six:

  • $67.91 for one child
  • $122.25 for two children
  • $166.41 for three children
  • $203.75 for four children

      plus

  • $30.58 for each additional child

Eligible children aged 6 to 17:

  • $54.33 for one child
  • $97.83 for two children
  • $133.08 for three children
  • $163.00 for four children

      plus

  • $24.41 for each additional child

If your adjusted family net income is above $30,000, you may get part of the benefit.

These amounts are combined with the CCB into a single monthly payment.

This program is fully funded by the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Northwest Territories cost of living offset

The Northwest Territories cost of living offset is a tax-free amount paid to individuals and families to help offset the cost of the Northwest Territories carbon tax. 

You may be entitled to an annual payment amount of $156.00 for an individual, $156.00 for a spouse or common-law partner, and $180.00 per child under the age of 18.

The amount is not subject to a benefit reduction based on income.

The amount is combined with the quarterly payments of the federal GST/HST credit.

Individuals may also be eligible for the two interim payments made in October 2019 and April 2020. For these two payments, an amount of $52.00 per adult and $60.00 per child were paid.

This program is fully funded by the Government of the Northwest Territories.

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