Automated Benefits Application

The Automated Benefits Application (ABA) is a joint partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Vital Statistics Agency (VSA) of the participating province/territory. Upon consent, the provincial/territorial VSA registering the birth will send the applicant's registration information over a secure communication network to the CRA. The CRA will then determine if the applicant is eligible for benefits.

Direct Deposit
If you are thinking of using this service, the CRA recommends that you enroll for direct deposit for Canada Child Benefits prior to giving birth to your child in order to reduce delays in receiving your payments.