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 amounts - 2018 See note 1
Maximum assistance Amount
1st child $2430
2nd child $1214
3rd child $1214
4th and subsequent children $1821
Single-parent family + $852
Minimum assistance in all cases Amount
1st child $682
2nd child $630
Single-parent family + $340
  1. Note 1 :The amount of the child assistance payment is indexed in January of each year.
Yearly amount for the purchase of school supplies - 2018
Supplement for the purchase of school supplies $100
Yearly amounts for a handicapped child - 2018
Supplement for handicapped children $2304
Supplement for handicapped children with exceptional care needs $11 544
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