Universal child care benefit (UCCB)

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. The UCCB is for children under the age of 6 years and is paid in instalments of $100 per month per child.

To apply for the UCCB, complete the Canada child benefits application or you can apply online using the Apply for child benefits service in My Account.

The Government is proposing to increase and expand the UCCB starting in 2015. For more information about the proposed changes, see Universal Child Care Benefit.

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 My Account or call 1-800-387-1193. 

To view the status of your benefit and credit payments, use Quick Access

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

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