New Brunswick Child Benefit (NBCTB)

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What is this?

The New Brunswick Child Benefit (NBCTB) is a non-taxable benefit paid monthly to qualifying families with children under 18 years of age.

Note: The New Brunswick Child Benefit is fully funded by the Province of New Brunswick, 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 automatically be paid to you if you meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • You are a resident of New Brunswick
  • You have children under the age of 18 years
  • You file a tax return every year
  • You are already receiving the Canada Child Tax Benefit amount

 

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says….

You may be entitled to a basic benefit of $20.83 per month for each child. The amount of the basic benefit is reduced if your adjusted family net income is more than $20,000. The NBWIS is an additional benefit of up to $20.83 per month for each family. It is phased in once family earned income is more than $3,750. The maximum benefit is reached when family earned income is $10,000. If your adjusted family net income is between $20,921 and $25,921, you may get part of the supplement.

Your New Brunswick child tax benefit payment may include a New Brunswick school supplement (NBSS) amount. The NBSS is paid once a year in July to help low income families with the cost of back to school supplies for their children. If your adjusted family net income is $20,000 or less, you will get $100 for each of your children born between January 1, 1998, and December 31, 2010.

 

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