Child Disability Benefit

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What is the Child Disability Benefit? 

The Child Disability Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment of up to $236 per month, for each eligible child, made to families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions

Who is eligible? 

To get the child disability benefit:

If you are already getting the Canada Child Benefit for your child who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit, you do not need to apply for the Child Disability Benefit. You will get it automatically. 

 

A child is eligible for the disability tax credit when a medical practitioner certifies, on Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate, that the child has a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions, and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) approves the form. 

Payments

Child Disability Benefit payments are calculated from July of one year to June of the next year using the following information:

Adjusted family net income is your family net income (income after taxes) minus any Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) and Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) income received, plus any UCCB and RDSP amounts repaid. The benefit starts being reduced when the adjusted family net income is more than $67,426. The reduction is calculated as follows:

  • For families with one child eligible for the benefit, the reduction is 3.2% of the amount of adjusted family net income over $67,426

  • For families with two or more children eligible for the benefit, the reduction is 5.7% of the amount of adjusted family net income

You can use the child and family benefits calculator to estimate how much you will get

To keep getting benefits

You must remain eligible for the Canada Child Benefit and your child must also remain eligible for the disability tax credit.

To avoid delays or interruption in your benefit payments, you need to do your taxes every year, even if you had no income at all or your income is tax exempt. If you have a spouse or common-law partner, they also need to do their taxes every year. The CRA uses the information from your income tax and benefit return to calculate your benefit and credit payments, and your information with the CRA must be up to date.

More questions?

For general questions related to the child disability benefit call 1-800-387-1193

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