Universal Child Care Benefit changed in 2015

The Government is proposing to increase the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) payment to $1,920 per year ($160 per month) for each child under the age of 6 and introduce a new benefit of up to $720 per year ($60 per month) for children aged 6 through 17.

The change would take effect starting January 2015 and would begin to be reflected in monthly payments to recipients in July 2015, pending parliamentary approval of the necessary legislation. 

The July 2015 payment would include up to six months of benefits to cover the January to June 2015 period.

The government claimed the change will benefit about 4 million families. However, the Child Tax Credit will be phased out starting in the 2015 tax year. 

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