Amount of the Family Allowance payment

The amount of the Family Allowance 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 amounts – 2020
Maximum amount Amount
1st child $2515
2nd child $2515
3rd child $2515
4th and subsequent children$2515
Single-parent family + $882
Minimum amount Amount
1st child $1000
2nd child $1000
Single-parent family+ $352
Yearly amount for the purchase of school supplies – 2020
Supplement for the Purchase of School Supplies$104
Yearly amounts for a handicapped child – 2020
Supplement for Handicapped Children$2376
Supplement for Handicapped Children Requiring Exceptional  Care 
Tier 1$11 940
Tier 2$7 956

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