Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia child benefit

Easy application

Tax filing required

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

The Nova Scotia Child Benefit is a non-taxable amount paid monthly to help low- and modest-income families with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. These amounts are combined with the CCB into a single monthly payment.

You may be entitled to a benefit of:

  • $77.08 per month for the first child
  • $68.75 per month for the second child
  • $75.00 per month for each additional child

If your adjusted family net income is between $26,000 and $34,000, you may get part of the benefit.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will use the information from your Canada Child Benefit (CCB) application to determine your eligibility for these programs.

If you are eligible, the amount of your payments will be calculated based on information from the tax returns that you and your spouse or common-law partner file.

If you share the custody of a child, you will get 50% of the provincial payment that you would have received if the child lived with you all of the time.

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

You are automatically considered for this program when you apply for the Canada Child Benefit. If you have applied for the CCB you do not need to do anything extra.

If you use the CRA direct deposit service for your CCB payments, your provincial and territorial payments will be deposited into the same account.

Last updated: August 19, 2021