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.
Delivered by: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Recipients must meet the following criteria:
- be the primary caregivers of a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions
Other criteria may apply.
- If applicant is eligible for the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) but has not filed form T2201 - Disability Tax Credit Certificate for a child who may be eligible, this form must be completed and signed by a qualified practitioner and sent to the applicant's tax center.
- The CRA processes T2201 forms throughout the year, so applicants don't have to file a tax return before sending the form.
- Application Form for Disability Tax Credit Certificate
- The CDB amount is calculated according to base income, which is determined by the number of children for whom the CCTB is received.
Dates and Deadlines
- The CDB is paid as a monthly supplement to the CCTB.
- The CCTB is usually issued on the 20th of each month, and one week earlier in December.
- Contact the Canada Revenue Agency.
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