Canada workers benefit (CWB) – How much you can expect to receive

How much you can expect to receive

The amount you can expect to receive for the Canada workers benefit (CWB) depends on your income and your province or territory of residence

The maximum basic amount is:

  • $1,381 for single individuals
    The amount is gradually reduced if your adjusted net income is more than $13,064. No basic amount is paid if your adjusted net income is more than $24,573.
  • $2,379 for families 
    The amount is gradually reduced if your adjusted family net income is more than $17,348. No basic amount is paid if your adjusted family net income is more than $37,173.
The maximum basic CWB amount will vary for residents of Quebec. 

The maximum amount for the disability supplement is:

  • $713 for single individuals
    The CWB disability supplement is gradually reduced if your adjusted net income is more than $24,569. No disability supplement is paid if your adjusted net income is more than $30,511.
  • $713 for families
    The CWB disability supplement is gradually reduced if your adjusted family net income is more than $37,176. No disability supplement is paid if one spouse is eligible for the disability tax credit and your adjusted family net income is more than $43,118, or if both spouses are eligible for the disability tax credit and your adjusted family net income is more than $49,060.
The maximum amount for the disability supplement will vary for residents of Quebec.

How the Canada Revenue Agency calculates your payment amount

The Canada Revenue Agency uses all the following information to calculate your CWB:

  • marital status - eligible spouse
  • province or territory of residence
  • earned working income
  • adjusted family net income
  • eligible dependants
  • eligibility for the disability tax credit

You can calculate your CWB using the calculation sheet for the province or territory of residence. Or you can get an estimate of your amount using the Child and family benefits calculator.

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