Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) Relief

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What’s New” on Canada Revenue Agency website ?

Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB)

1) What is the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB)?

The Universal Child Care Benefit is a new initiative designed to assist Canadian families, as they seek to balance work and family life, by supporting their child care choices through direct financial support. The UCCB payment is proposed to be paid on behalf of children under the age of 6 years in instalments of $100 per month per child.

2) Who will receive the Universal Child Care Benefit?

Under proposed legislation, families eligible for the Canada Child Tax Benefit with children under the age of six years will be entitled to receive the Universal Child Care Benefit.

3) Why is the Government issuing the Universal Child Care Benefit?

The government of Canada recognizes that no two Canadian families are exactly alike as each has its own circumstances and needs. The government is proposing to support Canadian families in their childcare decisions by introducing a new monthly benefit directed specifically to families with pre-school aged children.

4) When are the Universal Child Care Benefit payments being sent?

Under proposed legislation, the Universal Child Care Benefit payments will be made on or about the 20th of each month starting July 2006.

5) How much will the Universal Child Care Benefit payments be and how will they be paid?

Under proposed legislation, the Universal Child Care Benefit will be a monthly payment of $100 per eligible child under the age of six. The initial July 2006 payment will be issued by cheque. In the future, recipients will have the option to ask that their Universal Child Care Benefit payments be deposited directly into their financial institution account.

6) Can I access my Universal Child Care Benefit payment information through My Account?

Under proposed legislation, you will be able to view your Universal Child Care Benefit payment details through CRA’s secure online service My Account on the day that the payment is issued. You need to register for an epass to access My Account.

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