Families start receiving increased Canada Child Benefit
Jan. 17, 2019
Global Korean Post
Nearly 3.7 million families across Canada, including over 48,000 in Laval, now receive the bigger Canada Child Benefit.
The CCB—which is targeted to middle-class families and those working hard to join the middle class—is simpler, tax‑free and more generous than previous child benefit programs.
Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, was in Laval to highlight that the CCB has been increased two years ahead of schedule to keep up with the cost of living.
Indexed cheques are already out, giving over 48,000 families in Laval even more money each month to help them provide for their children.
Increasing the CCB sooner will ensure that it continues to play a vital role in supporting families. This means that for the 2018–19 benefit year, the CCB will now have a maximum annual benefit of $6,496 per child under age 6 and $5,481 per child aged 6 through 17 years. On average, families benefitting from the CCB received $4,600 more over the last two years compared with 2015–16.
Thanks to the CCB, 9 out of 10 Canadian families have more money to help pay for things like healthy food, sports programs and music lessons. Even more importantly, the CCB has helped lift more than half a million people—including nearly 300,000 children—out of poverty in Canada.
- Across Canada, CCB payments worth $23.7 billion benefit nearly 3.7 million Canadian families.
- Over 870,000 families in Quebec received nearly $5.5 billion from the CCB in the 2017–18 benefit year.
- The CCB has helped lift more than half a million people—including 300,000 children—out of poverty.
- The CCB will now have a maximum annual benefit of $6,496 per child under age 6 and $5,481 per child aged 6 through 17 years.