Child and family benefits

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

COVID-19: Extending benefit payments and one-time payment increase

Due to the extended tax filing date, it was announced that eligible Canadians, who are presently receiving the Canada child benefit (CCB) payments, will continue to receive these payments until the end of September 2020. Payment amounts will be based on information from 2018 tax return(s) if their 2019 tax return has not been assessed, and the CRA has not had time to calculate benefits and/or credits for the July to September 2020 payment.

You’re still required to file your 2019 income tax return. If the CRA is unable to assess your return by early September 2020, your estimated benefits and/or credits will stop in October 2020 and you may have to repay the estimated amounts that were issued to you starting in July 2020.

Canadians who normally receive the CCB got a one-time payment increase of an extra $300 for each child on May 20, 2020.

Services and information

Benefit payment dates

List of benefit payment dates, including the Canada child benefit and GST/HST credit, and provincial payment dates.

Overview of child and family benefits

Overview of child and family benefits, what to do after applying, and information about payments.

GST/HST credit

Eligibility for the GST/HST sales tax credit, how it is affected by marital status, and information about payments.

Canada child benefit

Overview of the Canada child benefit, how to apply, and how the CRA calculates your payment.

Canada workers benefit

Eligibility for the benefit, how to apply, and information about payments.

Provincial and territorial benefits

Select your province or territory to see the programs the Canada Revenue Agency administers on its behalf.

Children's special allowances

Fact sheet on the Children's Special Allowances program, and apply for direct deposit.

Child disability benefit

Eligibility for the Child disability benefit, when it is issued, how to apply, and how the benefit is calculated.

Disability tax credit

Eligibility for the Disability tax credit, how to fill out form T2201, and how to claim the disability amount.

Request a Canada Revenue Agency Outreach information session

Service organizations can request a visit from a CRA Outreach officer to learn more about benefits and credits.

What we are doing


One-time GST/HST credit on April 9

The payment is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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