MP Brenda Shanahan is calling on families in Châteauguay-Lacolle to pay attention to their Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payments, which will be increased by 1.5% as of July 20.
CCB is indexed to the cost of living to continue to help families meet their needs and enable each child to reach their full potential. Starting this week, eligible parents will have more money each month. Indexing will result in an additional $560 per year for a single-parent family of two children with an income of $35,000.
“Helping families to give their children the best possible start in life is a top priority for our government,” says Brenda Shanahan. “So we launched CCB two years ago to help families deal with the high cost of raising children and growing our local economies.”
CCB is aimed at middle-class families and is more generous than previous child benefit programs, in addition to being tax-free. It better targets the needs of families according to their income and provides support to those who need it most. Thanks to this measure, nine out of ten Canadian families receive more money than before, an average of nearly $2,300 more per year.
For April 2018 alone, more than $ 6.3 million was paid to the 11,020 eligible families of Châteauguay-Lacolle, for an average monthly payment of $ 570. In total, 20,360 children in the riding are beneficiaries.Brenda ShanahanMP for Châteauguay-Lacolle
Minister of Family, Children and Social DevelopmentJean-Yves Duclos
For the 2018-2019 benefit year, the maximum amount paid will be $6,496 per child under six years and $ 5,481 per child aged six to seventeen years old. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2NMXeMK. To calculate by yourself how much you are entitled to, go to https://bit.ly/2L0gpET.