Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit

This is a refundable tax credit for families whose income is less than $25,028 for the 2016 tax year and determined by the number of dependent children under 18 years of age.

If your family net income is below $17,397, you will receive the full benefit; however, there will be a reduced amount if your family income is between $17,397 & $25,018 - $25,028. This amount is based on your family income from the previous year. Payments run from July to June and are issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

In addition, you can receive the Mother Baby Nutrition Supplement, ($60 a month) if your child is below the age of one or you are pregnant.

For more information, visit the Child Benefit FAQ or the federal Child & Family Benefits Opens in new window section at CRA.


How Much NLCB Can I Receive?

For July 2017 to June 2018, you may be entitled to a benefit of:

  • $32.17 per month for the first child;
  • $34.17 per month for the second child;
  • $36.67 per month for the third child; and
  • $39.33 per month for each additional child.


Quick Facts - Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefits

  • It helps approximately 11,000 low income families.
  • Became effective in July 1999.
  • The amount received is based on family size and income.
  • Families leaving Income Support for work keep their NLCB and other Child Benefits.
  • This benefit does not affect Income Support entitlement.
  • It is combined with federal child benefits into one monthly payment.
  • You must file an income tax return each year to verify eligibility for the NLCB and Canada Child Benefit (CCB).

For more information about the Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit, please contact:

Department of Finance

Fiscal and Economic Policy Branch
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J6
Tel: (709) 729-3166
Fax: (709) 729-0393
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