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 6 December 2020 and 13 March 2021 1 avril 2021
Between 14 March and 12 June20212 July 2021
Between 13 June and11 September 2021  1 October 2021
Between 12 September and 4 December 2021 4 January 2022


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