Universal child care benefit (UCCB)
Important notice: Under proposed legislation, the Government is increasing and expanding the UCCB starting in 2015. The UCCB is being enhanced by providing up to $1,920 per year for each child under the age of 6, and introducing a new benefit of up to $720 per year for children aged 6 through 17.
For more information about the changes, see Universal Child Care Benefit.
The UCCB is designed to help Canadian families, as they try to balance work and family life, by supporting their child care choices through direct financial support.
NOTE: You do not need to apply for the UCCB if you currently receive CCTB payments for your children or you are eligible for the CCTB but do not receive it because your family income is too high. For more information on your eligibility, go to Application and eligibility or call 1-800-387-1193.
Frequently asked questions about the universal child care benefit
- Benefit payment dates
- Application and eligibility
- When to contact us about UCCB payments
- The UCCB is a taxable benefit
- Balance owing – benefits overpayment
- Where to mail your forms
- My Account
You can apply online using the Apply for child benefits service in My Account.
- Canada child benefits application
Online form RC66 to apply for the UCCB.
- Electronic mailing list for benefit recipients
Subscribe to the benefit recipients - payment issuance electronic mailing list to be notified when the next payments will be issued.
- Graduated Authentication
To view the status of your benefit and credit payments.
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