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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

The Connecting Families Initiative assist eligible families get affordable monthly home internet package from $10 per month.

Monthly home internet package for $20 (up to 50Mbps download/10 Mbps upload) or package for $10 (up to 10Mbps download/ 1Mbps upload)

Need you to file taxes and apply separately

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. If you live in Quebec, you should refer to the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) instead, and contact Retraite Québec if you have any questions.

$281.72

Tax filing not required

Federal

The Canada Dental Benefit can lower the costs of dental care for children under 12 years old if your child does not have access to a private dental insurance plan and your household income is less than $90,000.

 Up to $ 650 per child

Need you to file taxes and apply separately

Federal

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) will help ease financial barriers to accessing oral health care for eligible Canadian residents.

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) will only pay for oral health care services covered within the plan at the established CDCP fees.

Apply for when filing your taxes

Federal

Jordan's Principle ensures that First Nations children in Canada have access to the services, supports, and products they need to thrive.

Tax filing not 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 $650 per week.

Need you to file taxes and apply separately

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 $638 per week.

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 $248.75 per month.

Need you to file taxes and apply separately

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.

Need you to file taxes and apply separately