Amount of the child assistance payment

The amount of the child assistance payment varies from one family to another. The calculation takes into account:

  • the family income (the combined total income of both spouses)
  • the number of dependent children under the age of 18 who live with you
  • the family situation (single-parent or two-parent)
  • the number of children in shared custody
Maximum and minimum yearly amountsVoir la note note 1 in 2017
Maximum assistance  Amount
1st child $2410
2nd child $1204
3rd child $1204
4th and subsequent children $1806
Single-parent family + $845
Minimum assistance in all cases Amount
1st child $676
2nd child $625
Single-parent family + $337
  1. Note 1The amount of the child assistance payment is indexed in January of each year.
Yearly amounts for a handicapped child
Supplement for handicapped children $2280
Supplement for handicapped children with exceptional care needs $11 448
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