Enhanced Canada Child Benefit arrives in Brampton
Starting on July 20, Canadian families will receive more money thanks to the indexation of the Canada Child Benefit
Helping hard-working middle-class families provide the best start in life for their children is a top priority
for the Government of Canada. That is why two years ago the Government launched the Canada Child
Benefit (CCB) to help families with the high cost of raising kids. The CCB—which is targeted to middleclass
families and those working hard to join the middle class—is simpler, tax-free and more generous
than previous child benefit programs.
Today, MP Ruby Sahota, Brampton North, announced that the CCB will be increased to keep up with the
cost of living. This change comes two years ahead of schedule and will give parents even more money
each month to help them provide for their children.
Indexing the CCB sooner will ensure that it will continue to play a vital role in supporting families. This
means that the CCB will now have a maximum annual benefit of $6,496 per child under age 6 and $5,481
per child age 6 through 17. On average, families benefitting from the CCB received $4,600 more over the
last two years.
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 300,000 children—out of poverty
“The enhancement of the Canada Child Benefit will mean more money for Canadian families starting
today. Our government is committed to ensuring that this tax-free benefit continues to help the middle
class and those who are working hard to join it.”
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Member
of Parliament for Québec
“Today we announced, two years earlier than promised, that we are increasing the Canada Child Benefit
to keep up with inflation to help support families in Brampton build a better future for their kids. In my
riding, that means a more generous, tax-free benefit for 28, 030 children.”
– MP Ruby Sahota, Brampton North
Across Canada, CCB payments worth over $23.3 billion benefit nearly 3.7 million Canadian
The CCB has helped lift 300,000 children out of poverty in Canada.
Thanks to the CCB, 9 out of 10 Canadian families have more money.
The CCB will now have a maximum annual benefit of $6,496 per child under age 6 and $5,481
per child age 6 through 17.
As an example, for a single parent earning $35,000 with two children, the accelerated indexation
of the CCB will contribute $560 towards the increasing costs of raising his or her children for the
2019–20 benefit year.
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