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Canada. Canada Revenue Agency
Northern Ontario
Canada Child Benefit, Thunder Bay

Provides a tax-free monthly payment to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age

Child Disability Benefit (CDB)
  • Provides a tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under 18 years of age who has been certified by a qualified practitioner as having a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions

  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW) do NOT count the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) as income when determining financial eligibility for either program
  • CCB recipients will also not be affected for eligibility or amount of Ontario child care subsidies, Healthy Smiles Ontario dental program, rent-geared-to-income subsidies or portable housing benefits
Hours of Operation
Automated Telephone Service Mon-Sun 24 hours Telephone Agents Available Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Families with children under 18 years of age
Applicant must be:
  • Primarily responsible for the upbringing of the child, and he/she must reside with the child
  • A resident of Canada for income tax purposes and a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a protected person as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
Child Disability Benefit (CDB)
  • Families of children under 18 years of age who have a severe and prolonged mental or physical impairment which has been certiifed by a medical practitioner and
  • who have had their T2201 Disability Tax Credit Certificate application approved by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and
  • who have met the eligibility for the Canada Child Benefit (CCB)
Application Process
  • Both partners must file a tax return every year, even if one has no income
  • If a person already received the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) or the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) they don’t need to apply but both partners must file a tax return
Child Disability Benefit (CDB)
  • Families who are eligible for the CCB for a child will receive the CDB only if the child is also eligible for the disability tax credit
  • Must complete and submit T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate including the Medical Practitioner's part after which the CRA will advise if the child is eligible for the disability tax credit and the CDB
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Legal Status
(40) Federal Government
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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