Child Disability Benefit (CDB)

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What is this?

The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) is a tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under the age of 18. The child must also be eligible for and have a Disability Tax Credit Certificate on file with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The CDB is paid monthly to eligible individuals, who are also receiving the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB).


Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says….

A child is eligible for the disability amount when a qualified practitioner certifies, on form T2201 Disability Tax Credit Certificate, that the child has a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions, and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) approves the form.

The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) provides up to $224.58 per month for each child eligible for the DTC. The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) starts being reduced when the adjusted family net income is more than $44,701.


Am I eligible?

If you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are eligible for and receiving the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB)
  • Your child is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit
  • Your child has a Disability Tax Credit certificate on file with the CRA

You should automatically be receiving the Child Disability Benefit amount.


Where can I learn more?