What if the deceased was receiving the CCTB and/or UCCB?
Contact us at 1-800-387-1193 and let us know the date of death. If the deceased person was receiving CCTB and/or UCCB payments for a child and the surviving spouse or common-law partner is the child's parent, we will usually transfer the CCTB and/or UCCB payments to that person.
If anyone else, other than the parent, is now primarily responsible for the child, that person will have to apply for benefit payments for the child by:
- using the "Apply for child benefits" online service on My Account; or
- completing and sending us Form RC66, Canada Child Benefits Application.
If the deceased was receiving payments under provincial or territorial child benefit and credit programs administered by the CRA, there is no need to apply separately to qualify. We will use the information from the application to determine the new caregiver's eligibility for these programs.
If you are the surviving spouse or common-law partner and you receive CCTB and/or UCCB payments for a child, contact us at 1-800-387-1193 to provide us with the date of death, and we will automatically recalculate the payments excluding the deceased person's net income.
What if the deceased is an eligible child?
Your entitlement to CCTB and UCCB payments stops the month after the child's date of death. You should notify us of the date of death so that we can update our records.
Forms and publications
- Information Sheet RC4111, What to Do Following a Death
- Form RC66, Canada Child Tax Benefit Application
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