You may be able to get this benefit if you:
- Are eligible for the Canada Child Benefit.
- Your child is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.
If you are already getting the Canada Child Benefit for your child who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit, you do not need to apply for the Child Disability Benefit. You will get it automatically.
- driver’s license
- other government-issued photo ID, such as a non-driver photo ID (Saskatchewan), British Columbia Services Card, Ontario photo card, General identification card (Nunavut), Voluntary ID (PEI), etc.
Proof of primary responsibility for the care and upbringing of the child
- a letter from the day care or school authorities indicating the child’s home address and contact information on file
- a letter from a social worker, physician, a band council, or a resettlement officer stating that they have personal knowledge that the child lived with you for the period you indicated
- a registration form or a receipt from an activity or club the child was enrolled in for the period you indicated
- a court order, decree, or separation agreement that explains the type of custody arrangement you have (for example, shared custody) and clearly shows the living arrangements for the child
- any other document showing that the child lived with you for the period you indicated
Social Insurance Number
- confirmation of SIN letter
- plastic SIN card (non-expired)
Apply for the Child Disability Benefit:
- Check your eligibility.
- If you are already getting the Canada Child Benefit and your child is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit, you do not need to apply.
- You will get the Child Disability Benefit automatically.
- File your income tax and benefit returns every year.
- You and your spouse/common-law partner must keep your returns up-to-date every year, even if you have no income to report.
- The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) uses this information to calculate your payments.
If you have questions:
Call 1-800-387-1193 for the Child Disability Benefit, or Call 1-800-959-8281 for the Disability Tax Credit.