UCCB - Payments
- How much are the universal child care benefit (UCCB) payments and how are they paid?
- When are the UCCB payments made?
- How can I receive my payments by direct deposit?
- What happens if I do not receive my UCCB payment on the 20th day of a month?
- Can I refuse UCCB payments?
- 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?
- Can I ask that my UCCB payments be applied to my outstanding Canada Revenue Agency debt?
- What happens if you owe money for UCCB?
- What happens to UCCB payments if a recipient dies?
- Can I access my UCCB payment information through My Account?
The UCCB is a monthly payment of $100 per eligible child under the age of 6 years.
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.
2013 UCCB payment dates
January 18, 2013
February 20, 2013
March 20, 2013
April 19, 2013
May 17, 2013
June 20, 2013
July 19, 2013
August 20, 2013
September 20, 2013
October 18, 2013
November 20, 2013
December 13, 2013
Please see Frequently asked questions about Direct Deposit.
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 us at 1-800-387-1193.
Yes. If you do not want to receive the UCCB, please call us at 1-800-387-1193.
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.
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.
If you received a UCCB overpayment, please refer to our balance owing – benefits overpayment page.
If an individual who was receiving UCCB payments for a child dies, the child's new caregiver should contact us and give us the date of the recipient's death.
We may still send out a payment after the date of death because we are not aware of the death. If this happens, please return the payment to the tax centre that serves your area with a brief letter of explanation.
If you are the surviving spouse or common-law partner of the deceased individual and you lived with that person at the time of his or her death, in most cases you won't have to complete a new application. If certain requirements have been met, the children will be automatically transferred to your account.
If you are any other caregiver (such as grandparent or guardian), you will have to complete Form RC66, Canada Child Benefits Application, and send it to us or you can also use the Apply for child benefits online service on My Account to report this change to the CRA.
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