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Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit

This is a tax credit for families whose income is less than $24,688 and determined by the number of dependent children under 18 years of age.

If your net family 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 & $24,678 - $24,688. 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?

Maximum NLCB Benefits Effective July 1, 2014
Family Size Monthly Total Yearly Total
1 Child $30.75 $369
2 Children $63.42 $761
3 Children $98.50 $1,182
4 Children $136.08 $1,633

 

Quick Facts - Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefits

  • It helps approximately 12,000 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 Tax Benefit (CCTB).

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

Department of Finance

Taxation and Fiscal Policy Branch
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J6
Tel: (709) 729-3166
Fax: (709) 729-2070
 
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