|Canada Child Tax Benefit Information|
Programs that provide information and guidance for eligible individuals who need assistance in determining whether they qualify for the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB), a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children younger than age 18 and related programs. These programs include the Child Disability Benefit (CDB) which is a monthly benefit supplemental to the CCTB that provides financial assistance for qualified families caring for children with severe and prolonged mental or physical impairments; the Children's Special Allowance that is a supplement paid directly to institutions and agencies responsible for the protection, care and maintenance of children younger than age 18; and the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS), a monthly benefit for low-income families with children. Another related benefit is the Universal Child Car Benefit (UCCB) which is paid directly to eligible families to help provide child care for children younger than age six. How the UCCB money is spent is the choice of the family. Families already receiving the Canada Child Tax Benefit should automatically receive the Universal Child Care Benefit.
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