UCCB - Payments

  1. How much are the universal child care benefit (UCCB) payments and how are they paid?
  2. When are the UCCB payments made?
  3. How can I receive my payments by direct deposit?
  4. What happens if I do not receive my UCCB payment on the 20th day of a month?
  5. Can I refuse UCCB payments?
  6. What happens if I have an outstanding debt with the Canada Revenue Agency or with another federal agency or department? Will my UCCB payments be reduced to pay off my debt?
  7. Can I ask that my UCCB payments be applied to my outstanding Canada Revenue Agency debt?
  8. What happens if you owe money for UCCB?
  9. Can I access my UCCB payment information through My Account?

1. How much are the universal child care benefit (UCCB) payments and how are they paid?

The UCCB is a monthly payment of $100 per eligible child under the age of 6 years.

2. When are the UCCB payments made?

Generally, UCCB payments are made on the 20th of each month. By default, payments are issued by cheque but they can also be directly deposited into your account at a financial institution.

You can subscribe to the benefit recipients – payment issuance electronic mailing list to be notified when the next UCCB payments will be issued.

2015 UCCB payment dates:

January 20, 2015
February 20, 2015
March 20, 2015
April 20, 2015
May 20, 2015
June 19, 2015
July 20, 2015
August 20, 2015
September 18, 2015
October 20, 2015
November 20, 2015
December 11, 2015

3. How can I receive my payments by direct deposit?

Please see Frequently asked questions about Direct Deposit.

4. What happens if I do not receive my UCCB payment on the 20th day of a month?

If you do not receive your UCCB payment on the 20th of the month, please allow 10 working days for delivery. If you have not received your payment after the 10 working days, please contact the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) at 1-800-387-1193.

5. Can I refuse UCCB payments?

Yes. If you do not want to receive the UCCB, please call the CRA at 1-800-387-1193.

6. What happens if I have an outstanding debt with the CRA or with another federal agency or department? Will my UCCB payments be reduced to pay off my debt?

No. The UCCB payments will not be applied to debts (other than to an outstanding UCCB debt) or transferred to other federal agencies or departments.

7. Can I ask that my UCCB payments be applied to my outstanding CRA debt?

No. The UCCB is intended to help Canadian families meet their childcare needs and it will be protected from being applied to outstanding tax debts.

8. What happens if you owe money for UCCB?

If you received a UCCB overpayment, please refer to the CRA balance owing – benefits overpayment page.

9. Can I access my UCCB payment information through My Account?

Yes. You can view your UCCB payment details through the CRA secure online service My Account. You need to register for a CRA user ID and password to access My Account.

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