How long can i claim child benefit

how long can i claim child benefit

I live in Ontario and am having a baby in mid-year. Will I be eligible?

Families who have babies mid-year should notify the Canada Revenue Agency immediately. You should also register the child for the Canada Child Tax Benefit and file your income tax return if you haven’t done so already.

Most eligible families will begin to receive their benefit within 80 days of submitting the Canada Child Tax Benefit application. Retroactive OCB payments for which the family is eligible are included in the first payment.

OCB eligibility for newborns begins in the first month after the baby is born. For example, if a baby is born in September, OCB eligibility begins in October.

Visit the Canada Revenue Agency website to download the Canada Child Tax Benefit application. You can also request a form by calling 1-800-959-2221.

I am an Aboriginal person living on reserve and I'm not required to file an income tax return. How do I become eligible for the Ontario Child Benefit?

The process to receive the Ontario Child Benefit is the same for all Ontario families. You and your spouse or common-law partner must file an income tax return and submit a Canada Child Tax Benefit Application to be eligible for the Ontario Child Benefit.

Even if you are not usually required to file an income tax return, you must do so to be eligible for the Ontario Child Benefit. To continue receiving the Ontario Child Benefit, you and your spouse or common-law partner must file

an income tax return each year.

If you have questions about filing your taxes, contact the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281. Or for more information on the tax system for Status Indians, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.

I have moved to Ontario from another province. Am I eligible?

You will need to inform the Canada Revenue Agency of your change in address. You and your partner will both need to file your income tax returns and register your child for the Canada Child Tax Benefit. If you are eligible, you will start to receive the Ontario Child Benefit. You won’t need to fill out any other forms.

I am a recent immigrant to Canada living in Ontario. Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for the Ontario Child Benefit if you, your spouse or common-law partner is:

  • a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a protected person; or
  • a temporary resident who has lived in Canada for the past 18 months, and who has a valid permit in the 19 th month.

You and your partner will both need to file your income tax returns and register your child for the Canada Child Tax Benefit. If you are eligible, you will start to receive the Ontario Child Benefit. You won't need to fill out any other forms.

When will my benefit increase?

The Ontario Child Benefit increases on July 1, 2015 to provide a maximum payment of $1,336 per child per year.

Source: www.children.gov.on.ca

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