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Canada Child Benefit 2024 Payment Dates

Written by Jessica Steer
Reviewed by Janessa Ellis
The Canada Child Benefit is a tax-free payment given to parents of children under the age of 18 to help with the costs of raising children. This is a tax-free monthly payment that the Canada Revenue Agency gives to eligible families who qualify.
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    Depending on your annual family net income and the province in which you live, you could receive other benefits in addition to your CCB payments. These other benefits include provincial and territorial child benefits or child disability benefits. 

    2024 Direct Deposit Dates

    When you get paid from the CRA for CCB payments, it is based on whether or not you receive your payments through direct deposit or via cheque. If you’re signed up for direct deposit, you’ll receive payments in 2024 on the following dates:

    • January 19
    • February 20
    • March 20
    • April 19
    • May 17
    • June 20
    • July 19
    • August 20
    • September 20
    • October 18
    • November 20
    • December 13

    If you receive your payments via cheque, they’ll be sent out around the direct deposit dates, but it could take up to 10 business days for the cheque to arrive. 

    CCB Eligibility Requirements

    In order to receive the Canada Child Benefit, you need to meet some eligibility criteria. These criteria include:

    • Living with a child who’s under 18
    • Being primarily responsible for the child (primary caregiver)
    • Being a Canadian resident for tax purposes

    Your or your spouse or common-law partner must also be one of the following:

    • A Canadian Citizen
    • A permanent resident
    • A protected person
    • An individual resident who’s registered or able to be registered under the Indian Act
    • A temporary resident who’s lived in Canada for the previous 18th months and has a valid permit for the 19th month

    While you can still receive Canada Child Benefits while you have a foster child in your care, you’re unable to receive CCB benefits on the month that Children’s Special Allowances are paid. 

    You’ll also have to be considered to have shared custody or full custody in order to be considered for CCB payments. 

    Applying for CCB Benefits

    Applying to receive CCB benefits can be done in a few different ways. You can apply by mail, through birth registration, and your CRA My Account. When you apply, though, it is up to you. However, the CRA recommends that there are some situations where the CRA recommends that you apply right away. These include:

    • When your child is born
    • You get custody of a child 
    • You begin, end or change a shared custody arrangement
    • Your child starts living with you

    Your situation does impact what documents you need to apply. Since November of 2023, however, everyone has been required to provide proof of their child’s birth when applying. Once you apply, you should receive your first payment within 8 weeks unless you apply by mail; then it could be 11 weeks. 

    CCB Benefit Amounts

    How much you receive for CCB benefits is based on how much your family’s net income is. Currently, the payments for the benefit year of July 2023 to June 2024 are based on your 2022 tax return. Payments starting in July of 2024 will be based on your 2023 income tax and benefit return. 

    For the current 2022 benefit year, the maximum ccb amount that you can get for a child under the age of 6 is $7,437 per year or $619.75 per month. For children aged 6 to 17, you get up to $6,275 per year or $522.91 per month. However, in order to receive the full amount for CCB benefits, you need to have an AFNI of $34,863 or lower. The final total of what you could receive is based on what other benefits you’re approved for, as well as the number of children you’re receiving benefits for. 

    Disability Benefit Amounts

    If you qualify for the Canada Child Benefit and you have a child that qualifies for the Disability Tax Credit, then you could also qualify for the Child Disability Benefit. If you do qualify, then you could be approved for the maximum benefit amount of $3,173 per year or $264.41 per month.

    2024 Extra Payments

    In Canada, your CCB payments will be received monthly. Whether or not you receive extra payments is based on what province you live in and what provincial CCB benefits you qualify for. 

    The Alberta Child and Family Benefits are given to Albertans who have children and qualify for these benefits. These benefits are administered at the same time as your Canada Child Benefit, and if your annual income is below $180,000, you can receive extra payments of $100 per month for 6 months no matter how many children you have. 

    CCB Benefit Payment Increase

    Every benefit year, the CRA reassesses what you receive for your Canada Child Benefit payments as well as the maximum payment amounts of the CCB for the upcoming benefit year. This will be the same for any provincial child benefits that you receive, as well as any child disability payments. 


    When it comes to the Canada Child Benefit, like other government benefits, only some are eligible. In order to start receiving these benefits, you need to meet some eligibility criteria. If you’re approved, then you’ll start receiving these monthly payments. 

    Along with the Canada Child Benefit payments, you could also be eligible for extra benefits, including the Child Disability Benefit, as well as provincial and territorial child benefits. The monthly payments that you’ll receive are based on whether or not you’re approved for one benefit or more. 

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