Member Update, May 20, 4:30PM

Canadians Will See Additional $300 in Canada Child Benefit Support in May

If you collect the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), you'll notice a temporary boost to your bank balance today — the government is sending parents an extra $300 for each child to help offset pandemic-related costs.

Parents who normally don't qualify for the benefit — because they earn too much — also will get cheques, although they'll be smaller.

The 3.7 million families who collect the CCB — regardless of how much they normally receive — will receive the one-time payment in May. The $300 is over above what they would normally receive from Ottawa.

Some parents who are just above the standard income threshold cutoff will receive a prorated amount this month as well.

The amount you receive will be calculated based on information from the 2018 tax return you, your spouse or common-law partner filed that year.

Previously, a two-child household in Ontario with a net income of $215,000 in the 2018 tax year got nothing while a similar-sized family earning $212,000 was eligible for a CCB cheque. Those families just over that income line will get a modest payment this month.

Starting in July 2020, the maximum benefit will be $6,765 per child under age 6 and $5,708 per child aged 6 through 17.

If you want to learn more about the Canada Child Benefit, you can learn more about it here. As always, ONPHA’s member support is here to help at