Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

June 26, 2015 11:04 ET

Minister Findlay Encourages Families to Apply for the Enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB)

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - June 26, 2015) - Canada Revenue Agency

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, met with parents and representatives from community associations today to promote the enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) and encourage local families to apply for the benefit if they have not already done so. Parents and guardians can apply anytime and receive the benefit, which is retroactive to January 1, 2015, and will be reflected in monthly payments after July 2015.

With the enhancements to the UCCB, families will receive up to $1,920 per year for each child under 6 and up to $720 per year for each child aged 6 through 17.

If your family is not currently receiving the UCCB, has never received the UCCB, or has never applied for the Canada Child Tax Benefit and you still have children under 18 in your care, visit to find out how you can apply.

Quick Facts

  • The enhancements to the UCCB will more than double the number of families that benefit, from 1.6 million to 4 million.

  • The majority of families with children, approximately 3.8 million, have been identified and will automatically receive the enhanced UCCB.

  • Combined with tax relief introduced by the Government of Canada since 2006, a typical family of four can receive up to $6,600 in tax relief and enhanced benefits in 2015.

  • Low-and-middle-income families will receive two-thirds of the overall benefits provided by the Government of Canada's new family measures.


"The UCCB will help all Canadian families with children under the age of 18 balance family and work, by supporting their child care choices through financial resources. Our Government's Family Tax Cuts and Benefits Plan puts more money in the pockets of everyone with kids."

- The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue

Associated Links

Universal Child Care Benefit - Apply Now

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