Employment and Social Development Canada recently announced that the Government of Canada is increasing Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payments to families, effective July 2019. Following extensive consultation, changes are also being made to simplify and clarify the CCB application form.

“This week, one month after the third anniversary of the CCB, families will receive their second payments of the increased benefit. This means that for the 2019–20 benefit year, the maximum benefit will be $6,639 per child under age 6, and $5,602 per child aged 6 through 17. For this same benefit year, on average, families benefitting from the CCB will receive approximately $7,000,” Employment and Social Development Canada said in a statement released Wednesday.