Alberta Child and Family Benefit

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Tax filing required

The Alberta Child and Family Benefit (ACFB) provides direct financial assistance to lower and middle-income families with children under 18.

The amount you receive through this benefit will depend on your family’s income level and how many children you have. The maximum you can receive is approximately $1,330 for one child and up to $3,325 for 4 or more children.

Please note: ACFB payments are not taxable. If you receive Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), Income Support or the Alberta childcare subsidy, you are still eligible to receive the ACFB. Receiving the ACFB will not affect your eligibility for these programs.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a parent of one or more children under 18.
  • Be a resident of Alberta.
  • File a tax return.
  • Meet the income criteria (see more here).

You are automatically considered for the ACFB when you file your annual tax return and qualify for the federal government’s Canada Child Benefit. No further action should be needed.

However, if you need to, you can apply here for the Canada Child Benefit.

Last updated: April 8, 2021