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Published Date: January 01, 2019
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08 Continuous Needs

Child Supplement Allowance


Legislative references below may require updates as of January 1, 2019 in accordance with the passing of An Act to Combat Poverty and Fight for Albertans with Disabilities. The updates will be complete by March 31, 2019.
Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation, Schedule 4, Section 1
Child Supplement Allowance
The Child Supplement Allowance may be provided to eligible IS program applicants or recipients with children:
  • Who do not qualify for the Canada Child Benefit, or
  • Who qualify for a monthly Canada Child Benefit payment that is less than $205 per dependent child.

The Canada Child Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment that is designed to assist families with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. Families with a child that is eligible for the disability tax credit may also qualify for the Child Disability Benefit  as part of their Canada Child Benefit monthly payment.

Canada Child Benefits are paid over a 12-month period from July of one year to June of the next year. Benefit payments are recalculated every July based on information provided in a household’s income tax and benefit return from the previous year. To be eligible for the Canada Child Benefit, a household must file income taxes every year. If household information changes during the year, the Canada Revenue Agency recalculates benefit eligibility for the month after the change occurs.

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