Family benefits

Benefits to help your family with the costs of raising children, including benefits for raising a child with a disability, Employment Insurance (EI) benefits such as maternity and parental leave and compassionate care plus calculators to estimate benefit payment amounts to which you may be entitled.

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EI maternity and parental benefits

Apply for benefits if you are pregnant, have recently given birth, are adopting a child, or are caring for a newborn.

EI benefits for Parents of Critically Ill Children

Apply for benefits if you are a parent away from work to care for your critically ill or injured child.

EI compassionate care benefits

Apply for benefits if you have to be away from work to provide care for a gravely ill family member who is in significant risk of death.

Canada Child Benefit

Apply for the new Canada Child Benefit that replaces the past system of child benefits.

Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children

Apply for income support if you have been away from work to cope with death or disappearance of your child, as a result of a probable Criminal Code offense.

Child Disability Benefit

Apply to receive a tax-free benefit if you are a family caring for a child with a disability and learn how the benefit is calculated.

Following a death

Information on benefits and identification you need to cancel, benefits you may be eligible to receive and a financial checklist.

Goods and services tax/Harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit

The GST/HST credit is a tax-free quarterly payment that helps individuals and families with low or modest incomes offset all or part of the GST or HST that they pay.

Manage personal finances

Get information on budgeting, banking, mortgages and credit cards to help you make responsible financial decisions.

Victim services and funding

Get information and assistance for victims of crime.

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Having a baby

Apply for benefits and get information on your baby's health, development and safety.

Survivor's Pension

Get information on eligibility criteria, on how to apply and amounts.

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