Enhancements to the Universal child care benefit (UCCB)

June 29, 2015

Enhancements have been made to the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) as a result of which families will now receive up to $1,920 ($1,200 for 2014 and previous years) per year for each child under 6 and up to $720 ($0 for 2014 and previous years) per year for each child aged 6 through 17.  Previously, families would receive UCCB for children up to the age of 6 only.

The increase to the UCCB is retroactive to January 1, 2015, and will be reflected in monthly payments after July 2015.

We encourage parents and guardians to apply for the benefit if you have not already done so.

Please visit www.canada.ca/taxsavings to find out how you can apply.