Effective July 1, 2017, the Family Bonus Supplement has been changed to Child Benefits Top-up Supplement. There are 3 types of supplements depending on the circumstances of the family:

  • The Temporary Child Benefits Top-up Supplement may be provided to a family whose federal child benefit payment is delayed, cancelled, or suspended.
  • The Automatic Child Benefits Top-up Supplement may be provided to a family whose CCB payment is less than the child benefits top-up supplement.
  • The Repayable Child Benefits Top-up Supplement may be provided to a family whose child benefits cheque has been lost or stolen. (Only the federal portion is eligible)

For more information regarding the Child Benefits Top-up Supplement, click here.

Furthermore, as of July 1, 2017, the BC Basic Family Bonus and Canada Child Benefit will be exempt from calculations of income and disability assistance. The Canada Child Benefit will also be exempt from calculations of hardship assistance unless it is considered unearned income.

Child Benefits Top-up Supplement Changes - Effective July 1, 2017

One thought on “Child Benefits Top-up Supplement Changes - Effective July 1, 2017

  • August 26, 2017 at 8:37 AM
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    This is rediculous.
    It’s great that it’s offered, but they take everything dollar for dollar back the proceeding month. Which then puts you in an even worse position!
    Why can’t they deduct 20.00 repayment like other repayable crisis grants????

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