Family and caregiving benefits

Benefits to help with the costs of raising children, including children with disabilities. Employment Insurance benefits such as maternity, parental and caregiving benefits and leave.

Services and information

Maternity and parental benefits

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

Caregiving benefits and leave

Apply if you are providing care or support to a critically ill or injured person or someone needing end-of-life care.

Canada Child Benefit

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

Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime

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.

Following a death

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

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.

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.

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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