Effective April 1, 2017, an exemption has been added to the regulation and policy to fully exempt the following as income and asset:

•    Foster care payments

•    CPP benefits for a child of a CPP disabled contributor

•    Money that is payable to or for a child from property held by the Public Guardian and Trustee

As of April 1, 2017, the Canada Pension Plan disabled contributor’s child benefit, foster-care payments, and Public Guardian and Trustee payments for children will all be exempt from calculations of income and disability assistance.

For the official news release from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, click here.

Child Benefits Exemptions - Effective April 1, 2017
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2 thoughts on “Child Benefits Exemptions - Effective April 1, 2017

  • August 21, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    We are being asked to pay back CPP disability Child’s benefits received since February 2003. The total payment is over 56,000. Unfortunately the policy seems to include all sources of income even though the kids now receive a t4 (a) p. So they want a repayment schedule going forward not including reduced benefits monthly of 400.00.
    Are you aware of any way to best deal with this situation as we have to try and set something up very shortly?

    Much thanks,


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