Change in Frequency of Family Allowance

You can choose from the following payment frequencies:

  • monthly payments (the first working day of each month)
  • quarterly payments
    (4 times a year, on the first working day of January, April, July and October).  

You will need:

  • your social insurance number (SIN).

Effective dates of change in frequency

The date on which payment frequency changes depends on the period during which you file your application.

If you apply:The change will take effect on:
Between 15 September and 7 December 20193 January 2020
Between 8 December 2019 and 14 March 20201 April 2020
Between 15 March and 13 June 20202 July 2020
Between 14 June and 12 September 20201 October 2020
Between 13 September and 5 December 20205 January 2021


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