Help page - Child and family benefits calculator

Visit the Canada Revenue Agency’s child and family benefits page for information on child and family benefit programs.

Information about this calculator

You can use this calculator to see what child and family benefits you may be able to get and how much your payments may be.

You may be entitled to one or more of the following payments:

Information about your children

You will be asked to enter the name and date of birth of each child in your care under the age of 19. The calculator will determine the current age of each child and will give you an estimated payment amount for the full benefit year, even if your child’s age changes during the year.

For example, if your child is 17 when you use the calculator, you will get an estimated payment amount for the Canada child benefit (CCB) for all 12 months of the benefit year, even if your child turns 18 during that year. The benefit year is from July of one year to June of the next year.

The actual amount of CCB you may get depends on the number of eligible children you have in your care at the beginning of each month. For example, if your child turns 18 in October, you will get your last CCB payment for that child in October, and you will not get a payment in November.

Types of income

You will be asked to enter all of your and your spouse’s or common-law partner’s income.

Working income

Include all of the following types of income when you enter an amount for working income:

  • Employment income (line 101)
  • Other employment income (line 104)
  • Other income (line 130)
  • Net business income (line 135)
  • Net professional income (line 137)
  • Net commission income (line 139)
  • Net farming income (line 141)
  • Net fishing income (line 143)
  • Canada/Quebec pension plan disability benefits (line 152)
  • Employment insurance benefits (box 17 on T4E slip)
  • Exempt income of Canadian Indians

World income

You may have foreign income to report if you or your spouse or common-law partner immigrated or returned to Canada during the year. You need to convert it to Canadian dollars using the average exchange rates. Income earned outside Canada is determined the same way as net income in Canada. Net income equals total income from all sources minus deductions.

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