Canada workers benefit – Claim and apply
Claim the Canada workers benefit
To claim the Canada workers benefit, you must either:
- do your taxes electronically and follow the instructions in your certified tax software
- fill out and submit Schedule 6, Canada workers benefit, if you are filing a paper return
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.
Apply for the advance payments
The applications for advance payment were removed following the announcement in the 2022 Fall Economic Statement to provide $4 billion over six years to automatically issue advance payments of the Canada workers benefit to people who would have been entitled for the benefit in the previous year.
The proposed changes would start in July 2023.
This initiative is pending Royal Assent.
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