Tax credits and benefits for individuals

Debt recovery

The CRA has resumed its work to address taxpayer debt. Tax refunds, benefit and credit payments may be applied to pay outstanding balances. You can check the status of your benefits by logging into your CRA My Account. Contact the CRA if debt repayment causes you financial hardship. Call 1-888-863-8662 for benefit debt or, 1-888-863-8657 for tax return debt. Learn more at

Benefit programs, eligibility, application instructions, and payment dates.

Types of tax credits and benefits

Canada child benefit (CCB)

Monthly payment for eligible families with children under 18 years of age

GST/HST credit

Quarterly payment for people with low and modest incomes, how much you could receive, and payment dates

Canada Dental Benefit

Interim benefit for eligible families with children under 12 who do not have access to a private dental insurance plan

One-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit Closed

Who was eligible, what to do if your application is being reviewed or if you need to return the payment

Disability tax credit (DTC)

Tax credit for people with severe impairments, who is eligible, how to apply, and how to claim it

Climate action incentive payment

Quarterly payment for residents of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario to offset the cost of the federal pollution pricing

Canada workers benefit

Benefit for people who are working and have a low income, benefit amounts, and advance payment dates

Child disability benefit

Monthly payment to families who care for a child under age 18 who has a severe impairment

Canada caregiver credit

Tax credit for people who support a spouse, common-law partner, or a child with a physical or mental impairment

Canada training credit

Tax credit for people paying tuition or fees for courses, and training fees you can claim

Home accessibility tax credit

Tax credit for people making a home accessible, eligible homes, and eligible expenses

Children's special allowances

Monthly payment for eligible federal and provincial agencies and institutions that care for children under 18 years of age

COVID-19 benefits from the CRA

Eligibility criteria for COVID-19 benefits, how to validate your application, and repay benefit overpayments

Find credits and benefits

Personal income tax deductions, credits, and expenses

What you may claim to reduce the amount of tax you need to pay

Getting the right CRA benefits and credits for your family

Child and family benefits, eligibility, benefits calculator, and payment dates

Government benefits finder

Answer questions to find federal, provincial, and territorial benefits that may apply to you



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