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Caring for a child

These benefits can help you with the costs of raising a child.

Common caring for a child benefits

Federal

If you are raising a children under 18 years of age, this program can give you a tax-free monthly payment, per child.

Up to $6,833 per year, for each eligible child.

Tax filing required

Federal

Self-employed Canadians can access Employment Insurance (EI) special benefits by entering into an agreement or registering with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission.

Up to $595 per week.

Tax filing required

Federal

If you have a child under the age of 6, and you are eligible to get the Canada Child Benefit, you may be able to get up to $1,200 more in tax-free payments, per child.

Up to $1,200 per child.

Tax filing required

Federal

This Maternity Benefits provides financial assistance to pregnant people who cannot work because of their pregnancy or because they have recently given birth. The Parental Benefits are available to the parents of a newborn or newly adopted child.

Up to $595 per week.

Tax filing required

Federal

If you are a dependent child under 25 and your parent is living with a disability or they die, you may be able to get a monthly payment from this benefit if your parent was getting Canada Pension Plan benefits.

$257.58

Tax filing not required

Federal

This benefit provides a monthly, tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged physical or mental disability.

Up to $242.91 per month.

Tax filing required