Ontario Child Benefit (OCB)

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The Ontario Child Benefit is a non-taxable amount paid to low and modest income families who have children.

Note: The Ontario Child Benefit is fully funded by the Province of Ontario, and administered by the Canada Revenue Agency. If you are eligible for the credit, payments will be automatically combined and paid to you with your Canada Child Tax Benefit amount each month.

 

Am I eligible?

This tax credit will be automatically paid to you if you meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • You are a resident of Ontario
  • You have children under the age of 18 years
  • You file a tax return every year
  • You earn low to modest income
  • You are already receiving the Canada Child Tax Benefit amount

 

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says…

This is a non-taxable amount paid to help low- and modest-income families provide for their children. It is combined with the CCTB into a single monthly payment. You may be entitled to a benefit of up to $111.33 per month for each child under 18 years of age. If your adjusted family net income is above $20,400, you may get part of the benefit.

 

Where can I learn more?