Change in Frequency of Child Assistance Payments

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 17 September and 9 December 2017 3 January 2018
Between 10 December 2017 and 10 March 2018 3 April 2018
Between 11 March and 9 June 2018 3 July 2018
Between 10 June and 15 September 2018 1 October 2018

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