CCB Payment Dates 2024 – Eligibility, Amount, When and how to apply?

The payment amount for the CCB in 2024 is set at $619.75 per month for each eligible child under the age of 6, and $522.91 per month for each eligible child aged 6 to 17. The upcoming payment date for CCB is January 19, 2024.

CCB Payment Dates 2024

The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is a government benefit that helps families in Canada with the costs of raising children. Check the month-wise payment date from below.

MonthScheduled Payment DateNotes
JanuaryJanuary 19thNo exceptions

No exceptions

No exceptions

FebruaryFebruary 20th
MarchMarch 20th
AprilApril 19th
MayMay 17thOne day earlier due to Victoria Day (Monday, May 20th)
JuneJune 20thNo exceptions
JulyJuly 19th
AugustAugust 20th
SeptemberSeptember 20th
OctoberOctober 18thOne day earlier due to Thanksgiving (Monday, October 14th)
NovemberNovember 20thNo exceptions
DecemberDecember 13thTwo days earlier due to Christmas (Monday, December 25th)

Administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), it provides eligible parents with children under the age of 18 a monthly, tax-free payment.

CCB Payment 2024 Eligibility 

Eligibility for CCB payments in 2024:

For the child:

  • Must be under 18 years old.
  • Must be a citizen of Canada or hold the status of permanent resident.
  • Must live with you (the applicant) for at least half the year.

For you (the applicant):

  • You or your spouse/partner must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status (or be a protected person with temporary residency for at least 18 months).
  • You must take primary responsibility for raising the child.
  • You must file your taxes each year with the CRA.

CCB Payment Dates

CCB Payment Amount 2024

The CCB amount depends on factors such as household income, family size, and the age of the children. The payment is calculated as follows:

  • $7,437 per year ($619.75 per month) for each eligible child under the age of 6
  • $6,275 per year ($522.91 per month) for each eligible child aged 6 to 17
  • Your Adjusted Family Net Income (AFNI): The higher your income, the lower your CCB payment will be. You can use the CRA’s online benefit calculator to estimate your CCB payment for different income levels:
  • The number of eligible children you have: You will receive an additional amount for each additional child.
  • For the current period (July 2023 to June 2024), the CDB offers up to $3,173 per year, which translates to $264.41 per month. 

When to apply for CCB Payment 2024?

You should apply for CCB benefits under the following criteria:

  • Your child is born: Register your child’s birth and apply for CCB at the same time.
  • Your child starts living with you: If a child moves in or returns after a temporary absence, apply for CCB right away.
  • Your shared custody changes: Apply if you start, end, or modify a shared custody arrangement.
  • You gain custody of a child: If you become the child’s legal guardian, apply for CCB.
  • Your eligibility changes: If you or your partner become eligible under the “Who can apply” criteria, apply to start receiving CCB.

How to apply for CCB payment 2024?

Step-by-step guide to apply is available below.

  • Visit the CRA website and log in to your My Account using your SIN and date of birth.
  • On the Overview page, click “Benefits and credits” in the Navigation menu on the left.
  • In the Benefits and credits page, find the “Child information” section and click “+ Add.”
  • Follow a three-step application process:
  • Verify your contact details, marital status, and citizenship.
  • Provide accurate information about your child.
  • Review all information carefully and submit your application.
  • A confirmation screen will appear, indicating the status of your application.
  • If requested, upload additional documents (e.g., proof of birth) by selecting the “Submit documents” button.

What if you didn’t receive your payment on time?

If your CCB payment in 2024 is delayed, you can take the following steps:

  • Wait 5 Working Days: Allow 5 working days for your payment to arrive before taking any action. Banks and direct deposit systems sometimes experience delays.
  • Check My Account: Log in to your My Account on the CRA website to see if the payment appears as “Sent” or “Pending.” This can indicate an issue with your bank account.
  • Review Recent Changes: Did you recently update your banking information, address, or child’s information? These changes could temporarily delay your payment.
  • Contact the CRA: After 5 working days, call the CRA at 1-800-959-8281 to inquire about your specific situation. Explain the delay and provide any relevant information.

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