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

How much you can expect to receive

The maximum payment you can expect to receive from the canada workers benefit (CWB) is dependent on the province you live in. The majority of Canadians will receive a payment up to the amounts listed below. However, the maximum CWB payment will vary for residents of Alberta, Nunavut and Quebec.

Maximum payment for the canada workers benefit (CWB) is:

  • $1,355 for single individuals
    The canada workers benefit (CWB) payment is gradually reduced when net income is more than $12,820. No CWB is paid when net income is more than $24,112.
  • $2,335 for families 
    The CWB payment is gradually reduced when family net income is more than $17,025. No CWB is paid when the family net income is more than $36,484.

Maximum payment for the disability supplement is:

  • $700 for single individuals
    The CWB disability supplement is gradually reduced when net income is more than $24,111. No disability supplement is paid when net income is more than $29,945.
  • $700 for families
    The CWB disability supplement is gradually reduced when family net income is more than $36,483. No disability supplement is paid when the family net income is more than $42,317.

How the Canada Revenue Agency calculates your payment amount

The CWB is calculated using all of the following information:

  • marital status
  • province or territory of residence
  • working income
  • net income
  • eligible dependent(s)
  • eligibility for the disability supplement

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

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