Income Assistance - For Families and Children

  • Canada Child Tax Benefit
    The Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18.
  • Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Benefits
    Employment Insurance (EI) provides maternity and parental benefits to individuals who are pregnant, have recently given birth, are adopting a child, or are caring for a newborn.
  • Universal Child Care Benefit 
    The Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) program issues a taxable $100 monthly payment to families for each child under the age of six to help cover the cost of child care.
  • Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits
    Employment Insurance (EI) provides Compassionate Care Benefits to persons who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death.
  • Canada Pension Plan Death Benefit
    The Canada Pension Plan Death Benefit provides a one-time payment to, or on behalf of, the estate of a deceased contributor. 
  • Canada Pension Plan Survivor's Pension
    The Canada Pension Plan Survivor's Pension provides a monthly pension to the surviving spouse, common-law partner or children of a deceased contributor.
  • Canada Pension Plan Children's Benefit
    Canada Pension Plan Children’s Benefits provide a monthly benefit to the dependent children of disabled or deceased contributors.
  • Child Disability Benefit (CDB)
    The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) is a tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions.
  • Employment Insurance Family Supplement
    The Family Supplement is a feature of Employment Insurance (EI) that provides additional benefits to low-income families with children.
  • Parents of Murdered or Missing Children
    The Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children (PMMC) grant is an income support grant available to applicants who have suffered a loss of income from taking time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child or children, as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence.

Other programs and services:

  • Employment Insurance Regular Benefits
    Employment Insurance (EI) provides Regular Benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can't find a job.
  • GST/HST Credit
    The GST/HST Credit program issues to Canadians with low and modest incomes all or part of the GST/HST they pay. It provides information on application procedures, eligibility, payment of the GST/HST credit and procedures to follow in case of overpayment.
  • Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits
    Employment Insurance (EI) provides Sickness Benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of sickness, injury or quarantine.
  • GST/HST General Rebates
    The GST/HST General Rebates program allows for GST/HST rebates under various situations: GST/HST amounts paid in error; when commercial goods and artistic works are exported by a non-resident; for certain expenses incurred by Indian Bands and Band empowered entities; and more.
  • Employment Insurance Fishing Benefits
    Employment Insurance (EI) provides Fishing Benefits to qualifying, self-employed fishers who are actively seeking work.
  • Employment Insurance and Workers and/or Residents Outside Canada
    The Employment Insurance (EI) program may provide benefits to certain individuals who reside outside Canada if their job is insured under Canada's EI program.
  • International Benefits
    The International Benefits program may provide retirement, disability or survivor benefits to eligible individuals who have lived or worked in another country, or the surviving spouse, common-law partner or children of eligible individuals who have lived or worked in another country.

See all Income Assistance programs and services.