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The Canada Revenue Agency administers child and family benefit programs on behalf of Alberta.


Alberta child and family benefit 

The Alberta child and family benefit (ACFB) is a tax-free amount paid to families that have children under 18 years of age.

For July 2020 to June 2021, you may be entitled to receive the following amounts:

  • $1,330 ($110.83 per month) for the first child
  • $665 ($55.41 per month) for the second child
  • $665 ($55.41 per month) for the third child
  • $665 ($$55.41 per month) for the fourth child

The benefit is reduced as family income exceeds $24,467. If your adjusted family net income is between $24,467 and $41,000, you may receive a partial benefit.

In addition, families with working income of more than $2,760 may be entitled to receive the working income component of:

  • $681 ($56.75 per month) for the first child
  • $620 ($51.66 per month)for the second child
  • $371 ($30.91 per month) for the third child
  • $123 ($10.25 per month) for the fourth child

The amount is reduced if your adjusted family net income is more than $41,000.

ACFB payments are made separately from the CCB payments and issued in August, November, February and May.

This program is fully funded by the Alberta provincial government.

Alberta family employment tax credit

The Alberta family employment tax credit (AFETC) is a tax-free amount paid to families that have working income and children under 18 years of age.

Starting July 1, 2020, AFETC payments will no longer be issued. The AFETC and Alberta child benefit (ACB) have been replaced with the Alberta child and family benefit (ACFB).

The Canada Revenue Agency will however continue to issue retroactive payments, if applicable, for previous benefit years.

The program is fully funded by the Alberta provincial government.

Alberta child benefit

The Alberta child benefit (ACB) is a tax-free amount paid to families that have children under 18 years of age and an annual family net income below $43,295. 

Starting July 1, 2020, ACB payments will no longer be issued. The ACB and Alberta family employment tax credit (AFETC) have been replaced with the Alberta child and family benefit (ACFB).

The Canada Revenue Agency will however continue to issue retroactive payments, if applicable, for previous benefit years.

This program is fully funded by the Alberta provincial government.

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