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Alternative Payments Programcdrvad1ez2022-07-20T11:14:01-07:00
The Alternative Payment Program (APP), funded by Department of Social Services, offers financial assistance for parents needing child care. The APP helps families arrange child care services and makes payments for those services directly to the child care provider selected by the family. The APP is intended to increase parental choice and accommodate the individual needs of the family. Recipients of this program are based on income and need.
Need verification is a requirement for participation in any of these programs which means that the family is income-eligible and has a documented, independent verifiable need of Child Care services. There needs to be verification that there is no parent in the family capable of providing care for the family’s child and that supervision of the family’s child is not otherwise being provided by school or another person during the time that Child Care services is being requested. If there is a verified need, staff will assist parents in determining their eligibility status and the appropriate placement for their children in any of the following programs. The parent(s) shall document total countable income for all the individuals counted in the family size.
FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY
If you are on cash aid (welfare) at the present time, or have been in the last 24 months, you may be eligible for Child Care if you are also: working, or attending school or vocational training, or seeking employment.
Based upon CalWORKs, eligible parents can obtain subsidized Child Care from the provider of their choice.
The CalWORKs Child Care Program is administered in three stages. Stage One is administered by the county cash-aid departments. Stages Two and Three are administered by Alternative Payment Program (APP) agencies under contract with the California Department of Education (CDE). The stages are intended to provide a smooth transition for families from short-term Child Care to stable long-term care needed for families to become self-sufficient.
Child Care Assistance
How do I submit the CEWL application?cdrvad1ez2018-12-16T16:26:26-08:00
How do I submit the CEWL application?
Send the filled application to our e-mail: [email protected] or bring it to us in person at:
Child Development Resources 221 E. Ventura Boulevard Oxnard, CA 93036
Where can I find the application in English or Spanish?cdrvad1ez2022-04-20T15:10:38-07:00
Where can I find the application in English or Spanish?
I’m on cash-aid and can’t afford Child Care. How can I get some help to pay for it?cdrvad1ez2019-01-19T11:52:13-08:00
I’m on cash-aid and can’t afford Child Care. How can I get some help to pay for it?
You need to get in touch with your eligibility worker with the county and notify your worker that you are in need of Child Care. Your worker should refer you to the CalWORKs Stage One Child Care contractor for the county, or if you have to apply for the Eligibility Waiting List, to Child Development Resources.
When will I know when it’s my turn?cdrvad1ez2018-12-19T18:00:53-08:00
When will I know when it’s my turn?
You will be notified by phone or mail when funding becomes available. At that time your income, family size, and other information will be verified to assure that your family falls within the income rank we are currently enrolling. You will be asked to provide written documentation of your income; employment, school enrollment, and other information needed to determine eligibility for Child Care services. If we determine that your actual rank income puts your family higher than the ranks we are presently enrolling, your application will be returned to the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List. You must have documented need for Child Care because you are working, seeking work, or attending school or training for all of the programs except for Head Start and State Preschool. If you do not have a valid need for Child Care at the time you are notified of enrollment, your application will be returned to the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List unless you are being contacted by Head Start.
How long will I have to wait? I’ve been on your list for years. How come I’ve never been called to get on the program? What are my chances of getting my child (ren) in the program?cdrvad1ez2019-01-16T07:35:29-08:00
How long will I have to wait? I’ve been on your list for years. How come I’ve never been called to get on the program? What are my chances of getting my child (ren) in the program?
We cannot tell you how long you’ll have to wait on the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List. When a person applies his/her name gets placed on a computerized waiting list. New families are enrolled when funding becomes available. This happens when families leave the program or when the agency receives new funds to expand the program. When we have openings (funding/money) available, the funding source requires us to enroll families starting with those with the lowest income.
Each applicant is responsible for keeping his or her application current. Failure to update will cause the family to be dropped from the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List. You may call to update your information or to request an application whenever there’s a change in any of the following: Name, Address, Phone Number, Income, Marital Status, Family Size, Employment/Education.
What services does the program offer?cdrvad1ez2018-12-16T16:15:23-08:00
What services does the program offer?
Eligible families who are certified for the Alternative Payment Program (APP) may choose Child Care of their choice with a licensed Child Care center or Family Child Care home, or with an unlicensed adult such as a relative, friend or neighbor who will care for the parent’s children only. Or, eligible families may be enrolled by a specific Child Care center.
In APP all Child Care providers must complete an approval process with the appropriate Alternative Payment Program (APP) agency and receive a provider agreement before they can receive reimbursement for children in their care. Children in the same family can have different Child Care providers. Parents can change Child Care arrangements with prior approval by the Parent Services Specialist. Depending on the parents’ needs, children can receive services full-time or part-time, as well as in the evening, overnight or on weekends. This program does NOT reimburse private school tuition for children attending kindergarten or elementary school. Only before-and-after school childcare, as well as full-time during off-track, summer or holiday periods can be reimbursed.
In a Head Start or center-based program, your child will be enrolled in a specific center; in some cases the child must be three or four years old. When your name is next on the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List, the agency will explain which of these programs you are being enrolled in.
Who is eligible for the program?cdrvad1ez2019-01-19T12:01:55-08:00
Who is eligible for the program?
Family eligibility is based on a variety of needs determined by state and federal regulations and local priorities. Eligible families are low income and except for Head Start, are also working, seeking employment, enrolled in education or job training programs, homeless or medically incapacitated. Child Protective Services may also refer children.
What do I do if I disagree with an any action pertaining to Child Care services?cdrvad1ez2018-12-10T22:39:22-08:00
What do I do if I disagree with an any action pertaining to Child Care services?
Refer to the direction on the most recent Notice of Action. Refer to page 16 of the Parent Handbook.
When is a doctor note required for absences?cdrvad1ez2018-12-10T22:39:22-08:00
When is a doctor note required for absences?
A doctor note is required after 5 days of consecutive absences. Refer to page 12 of the Parent Handbook.
Who documents attendance on the Child Care Attendance Sheet?cdrvad1ez2018-12-10T22:39:22-08:00
Who documents attendance on the Child Care Attendance Sheet?
Both parent or provider document attendance. A parent’s signature/date is required verifying Child Care services were used at the end of the service month. The provider’s signature/date is required after the parent verifying all information on the Child Care Attendance Sheet is accurate prior to submitting to CDR.
Missing parent or provider signature may delay reimbursement or may be considered a non-reimbursement.
View sample Child Care Attendance Sheet
Who do I contact when the Child Care Attendance Sheet is not available for my provider?cdrvad1ez2018-12-10T22:39:22-08:00
Who do I contact when the Child Care Attendance Sheet is not available for my provider?
Refer to your assigned Parent Service Specialist noted on the most recent Notice of Action.
What are clients required to report to their assigned Parent Services Specialist?cdrvad1ez2018-12-10T22:39:22-08:00
What are clients required to report to their assigned Parent Services Specialist?
Clients are no longer required to report changes within 5 days.
Clients are required to report the following:
Report an increase in income that exceed the exit threshold 85% of the SMI
Request for the Family Fee to be re-assessed when there are changes in income
Request an increase or decrease in Child Care services hours as needed
Clients voluntarily report the following changes:
Phone number or address
Request a change of provider
Change in family size
Changes to schedules for authorization of Child Care services
How long are Child Care services certified for?cdrvad1ez2018-12-10T22:39:22-08:00
How long are Child Care services certified for?
Child Care services are certified for 12 months, the duration of time Child Care services is certified will be noted on the Notice of Action and Notice of Communication provided to the client and provider.
How does a provider know Child Care services are certified?cdrvad1ez2018-12-10T22:39:22-08:00
How does a provider know Child Care services are certified?
Once eligibility and need are verified CDR’s decision to approve Child Care services will be communicated through a Notice of Communication and provided to the provider.
How does a client know Child Care services are certified?cdrvad1ez2018-12-10T22:39:22-08:00
How does a client know Child Care services are certified?
Once eligibility and need are verified CDR’s decision to approve or deny Child Care services will be communicated through a written statement referred to as Notice of Action and provided to the client.
Who do I contact to change my Child Care provider?cdrvad1ez2019-01-30T22:07:13-08:00
Who do I contact to change my Child Care provider?
Contact your assigned CDR Parent Services Specialist within 5 days. See the parent services page.
My activity has changed and I need more Child Care hours. Who shall I contact?cdrvad1ez2018-12-10T22:39:23-08:00
My activity has changed and I need more Child Care hours. Who shall I contact?
Contact your assigned CalWORKs case manager. Call your assigned CalWORKs case manager at the offices listed on the Child Care assistance page.
My Stage One case was terminated due to an expired Child Care referral, how can I reinstate my Child Care? Who shall I contact?cdrvad1ez2018-12-10T22:39:23-08:00
My Stage One case was terminated due to an expired Child Care referral, how can I reinstate my Child Care? Who shall I contact?
Contact your assigned CalWORKs case manager. Call your assigned CalWORKs case manager at the offices listed on the CalWORKs Locations page.
How do I receive Stage One Child Care services if I have never received it before?cdrvad1ez2018-12-10T22:39:23-08:00
How do I receive Stage One Child Care services if I have never received it before?
Contact the CalWORKs offices listed on the Child Care assistance page for eligibility information.
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CalWORKs Fact Sheet | EHSD
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
The purpose of the CalWORKs program is to:
promote and encourage work to enable families to become self-sufficient
provide financial aid for children who lack financial support and care
protect and preserve the family unit
provide the opportunity for rehabilitation of the family whenever possible
make available to children who cannot live in their own homes the kind of care and treatment best suited to their needs
Basic eligibility factors for a child(ren) and a needy parent(s) or caretaker relative include:
Deprivation– the aided child must be deprived of parental support or care because at least one parent is:
either physically or mentally incapacitated; or
the applicant parent is not working or working less than 100 hours per month; or
continually absent from the home.
Age – children may be eligible for CalWORKs until their 18th birthday or are 18 years old and in high school or vocational school full time and are expected to complete either program before their 19th birthday.
Property – The property of a child and the parent(s) must be under the following limits:
Families without elderly members may have $10,221 combined personal and real property per family.
Families with elderly members (those who are 60 years of age or older) may have $15,317 combined personal and real property per family. Furniture, clothing, and appliances are exempt.
The family home is exempt provided the family lives in the home. The value of one automobile up to $25,483 is exempt.
Residence – There are no durational residency requirements for the CalWORKs program. Families who make their residence in California and who intend to continue to live in California may be eligible. Family members must be legal residents of the United States.
Applying for Aid
The application for CalWORKs includes completion of eligibility forms and an interview with a case-manager. Aid cannot begin until all conditions of eligibility have been verified. These conditions include, but are not limited to:
Applying for a Social Security number.
Verifying citizenship, or showing proof of legal immigration status.
Verifying income and property.
Applying for potentially available income such as Unemployment Insurance Benefits.
Cooperating with the District Attorney and securing child support from the absent parent.
To speed the application process, please bring the following items when making application:
Identification such as Driver’s License or Identification Card for each parent or caretaker in the home
Social Security cards for every family member for whom aid is requested
Birth certificates for every family member in the home
Immunization records for every child under the age of six years for whom aid is requested
Registrations for each car owned, co-owned or being bought or leased
Ownership papers for land and/or buildings owned, co-owned or being bought
Receipts or bills of sale for any recreational vehicles such as boats, trailers, motor homes, etc.
Proof of the value of mutual funds, stocks, bonds, trust funds or cash surrender value of life insurance policies
Proof of citizenship or immigrant status such as a birth certificate or document from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) showing legal resident status.
Proof of earned and unearned income such as pay stubs and award letters for unemployment benefits, Social Security income, Veteran’s payments, and school grants or loans
Immediate need payments may be made for families with emergency situations while the CalWORKs application is being processed, if eligible. The maximum immediate need payment is $200.
Income Limits for Applicants
CalWORKs regulations provide for a gross income limit which is determined by subtracting $90 from the earned income of each employed person, then adding all remaining earned and unearned income to determine the gross income for family. That amount is then compared to the Minimum Basic Standard of Adequate Care (MBSAC) level for the family size. If the family’s total gross income after the $90 deduction/s exceeds the MBSAC level for the family size, the family is not eligible.
Once aid is granted, the CalWORKs family must report changes in their income, household composition, and property to their Eligibility Worker every 6-months on their Semi-Annual Eligibility Report (SAR 7) or at their annual redetermination. Some other things must be reported within 10 days of the occurrence:
A member of the household becomes a fleeing felon, is convicted of a drug felony, and/or violates a condition of parole/probation.
The combined earned and unearned monthly income of the household exceeds the Income Reporting Threshold (IRT) for their household size.
The household has an address change.
An annual redetermination of eligibility is required for CalWORKs recipients.
When a cash aid recipient is employed or receives disability based income, CalWORKs regulations allow the following deductions from the monthly gross income:
$550. 00 from the combined earnings, disability based income or a combination of both.
This will change from $550 to $600 effective June 1, 2022
50% of the earnings remaining after the $550.00 (or $600 after 6/1/22) is deducted
Any income remaining after the deductions are subtracted from the monthly gross income is then subtracted from the MAP amount to determine the amount of the CalWORKs grant.
Maximum Aid Payment (MAP) Levels
The monthly Maximum Aid Payment (MAP) level is established by the California State Legislature based on family size. Families who do not have any income other than CalWORKs receive MAP. MAP levels vary based on whether or not the adults in the household are able to work.
The MAP level for households with adult caretakers who are able to work is lower than the MAP level for households with adult caretakers who are not able to work. This is called the non-exempt MAP level.
When the adults in the household are not able to work because of a temporary or permanent incapacity, or because the adult is a teen parent who attends high school, the family receives a higher MAP. Child only cases, i.e., cases where no adults are receiving aid, also receive the higher MAP level. This is called the exempt MAP level.
The table above reflects the current NON EXEMPT MAP, and EXEMPT MAP (monthly maximum aid payment) levels effective October 1, 2019.
Families who are eligible for CalWORKs and who are homeless can apply for a special need payment to meet their costs for temporary and permanent housing. The maximum Homeless Assistance payment is based on size of the CalWORKs family. Homeless Assistance is available once in a 12–month period unless the family is homeless due to domestic violence, natural disaster, uninhabitability, or a physical or mental disability. All exceptions must be verified by a third party agency.
CalWORKs Office Locations
There are five regional CalWORKs offices located throughout Contra Costa County. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For additional information on your eligibility to CalWORKs, contact the office nearest you.
4545 Delta Fair Boulevard Antioch, CA 94509
400 Ellinwood Way Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
1305 Macdonald Avenue Richmond, CA 94801
151 Sand Creek Road Suite A, Building 6 Brentwood, CA 94513
151 Linus Pauling Drive Hercules, CA 94547
Monthly allowance for child care for persons not subject to compulsory social insurance
The applicant has the right to file a complaint against the decisions and (or) actions (inaction) of the authorized body, its officials in the provision of public services (complaint), including in the pre-trial (out of court) procedure in the following cases:
violation of the application registration deadline;
violation of the term for the provision of public services;
requirement from the applicant of documents, information or actions not provided for by the regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation for the provision of public services;
refusal to provide a public service, if the grounds for refusal are not provided for by federal laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation adopted in accordance with them;
refusal to accept documents, the submission of which is provided for by regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation for the provision of public services;
requesting from the applicant, when providing a public service, a fee not provided for by the regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation;
refusal of the authorized body, its officials to correct the misprints and errors made by them in the documents issued as a result of the provision of public services or violation of the deadline for such corrections;
violation of the term or procedure for issuing documents based on the results of the provision of public services;
suspension of the provision of public services, if the grounds for suspension are not provided for by federal laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation adopted in accordance with them, laws and other regulatory legal acts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, municipal legal acts.
Subject of complaint
The subject of the complaint is a violation of the rights and legitimate interests of the applicant, unlawful decisions and (or) actions (inaction) of the authorized body, its officials in the provision of public services, violation of the provisions of the administrative regulations and other regulatory legal acts that establish requirements for the provision of public services.
A citizen has the right to file a complaint in writing on paper by mail or in person to any PFR Client Service, as well as in electronic form:
on the official website pfr.gov.ru;
The reason for the appeal may be dissatisfaction with the quality of the provision of public services by the PFR, violation of the terms for the provision of services, violation of the terms for registering a request for a service, refusal to correct errors or typos, refusal to provide a public service, refusal to accept documents, demand for an additional fee.
Procedure for filing and handling a complaint
The complaint must contain:
name of the authorized body, last name, first name, patronymic (if any) of its officials providing the public service and (or) their leaders, decisions and actions (inaction) of which are being appealed;
last name, first name, patronymic (if any) of the applicant, information about the place of residence, as well as contact phone number (numbers), e-mail address (s) (if any) and postal address to which the answer should be sent to the applicant;
information about the appealed decisions and (or) actions (inaction) of the authorized body, an official of the authorized body, its head;
arguments on the basis of which the applicant does not agree with the decisions and (or) actions (inaction) of the authorized body, an official of the authorized body, its head.
The applicant shall submit documents (if any) confirming his arguments or copies thereof.
When filing a complaint in electronic form, the documents specified in paragraph 106 of the administrative regulations may be submitted in the form of an electronic document signed with an electronic signature, the form of which is provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation. In this case, an identity document of the applicant is not required.
In the authorized body, officials authorized to consider complaints are determined, who ensure:
receiving and handling complaints;
sending complaints to the body authorized to consider them.
Complaints against decisions and (or) actions (inaction) of an official of the authorized body are considered by the head of the authorized body or an official of the authorized body authorized to consider complaints. Complaints against decisions and (or) actions (inaction) of the head of the authorized body are considered by an official of the executive authority of the constituent entity of the Russian Federation authorized to consider complaints.
If the complaint is filed by the applicant with a body whose competence does not include making a decision on the complaint, within 3 working days from the date of its registration, the said body sends the complaint to the body authorized to consider it and informs the complainant in writing about the redirection of the complaint.
The authorized body ensures:
equipment for receiving complaints;
informing applicants about the procedure for appealing against decisions and (or) actions (inaction) of the authorized body, officials of the authorized body by posting information on information boards in places where public services are provided, on the website of the authorized body, on the Single portal, service portal;
advising applicants on the procedure for appealing against decisions and (or) actions (inaction) of the authorized body, officials of the authorized body at a personal appointment, by phone, using the website of the authorized body;
conclusion of agreements on interaction between the multifunctional center and the authorized body in terms of the implementation by the multifunctional center of receiving complaints and issuing the results of consideration of complaints to the applicant;
formation and quarterly submission to the Federal Service for Labor and Employment of reports on received and considered complaints (including the number of satisfied and unsatisfied complaints).
Deadlines for considering a complaint
A complaint received by the authorized body shall be subject to registration no later than the working day following the day of its receipt.
The complaint is subject to consideration within 15 working days from the date of its registration, and in the event of an appeal against the refusal of the authorized body to accept documents from the applicant or to correct misprints and errors, or in the event of an appeal against a violation of the established deadline for such corrections - within 5 working days from the date of its registration.
Result of consideration of the complaint
The result of the consideration of the complaint is the adoption of one of the following decisions:
satisfy the complaint, including in the form of cancellation of the decision made by the authorized body, correction of typos and errors in documents issued as a result of the provision of public services, return to the applicant of funds, the collection of which is not provided for by the regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, regulatory legal acts of the subjects Russian Federation, municipal legal acts;
refuse to satisfy the complaint.
When satisfying the complaint, the authorized body takes comprehensive measures to eliminate the identified violations, including the issuance of the result of the public service to the applicant no later than 5 working days from the date of the relevant decision, unless otherwise provided by the legislation of the Russian Federation.
A complaint may be denied in the following cases:
availability of a court decision that has entered into legal force on a complaint about the same subject and on the same grounds;
filing a complaint by a person whose powers have not been confirmed in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation;
the presence of a decision on a complaint made earlier in accordance with the requirements of the Rules for filing and considering complaints against decisions and actions (inaction) of federal executive bodies and their officials, federal civil servants, officials of state non-budgetary funds of the Russian Federation, state corporations endowed with in accordance with federal laws, the powers to provide public services in the established field of activity, and their officials, organizations provided for by Part 1. 1 of Article 16 of the Federal Law "On the organization of the provision of state and municipal services", and their employees, as well as multifunctional centers for the provision of state and municipal services and their employees, approved by Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 840 dated August 16, 2012, in respect of the same applicant and on the same subject of the complaint.
A complaint may be left unanswered in the following cases:
presence in the complaint of obscene or offensive expressions, threats to life, health and property of an official of the authorized body, as well as members of his family;
the inability to read any part of the text of the complaint, the last name, first name, patronymic (if any) and (or) the postal address of the applicant indicated in the complaint.
In response to the results of the consideration of the complaint, the following shall be indicated:
name of the public service provider that considered the complaint, position, last name, first name, patronymic (if any) of the official who made the decision on the complaint;
number, date, place of the decision, including information about the official of the authorized body, the decision and (or) action (omission) of which is being appealed;
last name, first name, patronymic (if any) of the applicant;
grounds for making a decision on the complaint;
decision made on the complaint;
if the complaint is found to be justified, the terms for eliminating the identified violations, including the term for providing the result of the public service;
information on the procedure for appealing against the decision taken on the complaint.
In the event that, during or as a result of consideration of a complaint, signs of an administrative offense or crime are established, an official of the authorized body authorized to consider complaints shall send the available materials to the prosecutor's office.
The procedure for informing the applicant about the results of the consideration of the complaint
A reasoned response based on the results of the consideration of the complaint is signed by the official authorized to consider the complaint and sent to the applicant in writing or, at the request of the applicant, in the form of an electronic document signed by the electronic signature of the official authorized to consider the complaint, the type of which is established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, no later than the day following the day the decision is made on the results of the consideration of the complaint.
Procedure for appealing a decision on a complaint
The applicant has the right to appeal the decision taken on the complaint by sending it to the Federal Service for Labor and Employment.
If the applicant is not satisfied with the decision made during the consideration of the complaint or the absence of a decision on it, then he has the right to appeal the decision in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
The applicant's right to receive information and documents necessary to substantiate and consider the complaint
The applicant has the right to receive comprehensive information and documents necessary to substantiate and consider the complaint.
Ways to inform complainants about the procedure for filing and considering a complaint
Information on the procedure for filing and considering a complaint is posted on information boards in places where public services are provided, on the website of the authorized body, on the Single Portal, Services Portal, and can also be communicated to the applicant orally and (or) in writing.
List of regulatory legal acts regulating the procedure for pre-trial (out-of-court) appeal against decisions and actions (inaction) of the authorized body, as well as its officials
The procedure for pre-trial (out-of-court) appeals against decisions and actions (inaction) of the body providing the public service, as well as its officials, is regulated by Federal Law No. 210-FZ of July 27, 2010 “On the organization of the provision of state and municipal services” and the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of August 16 .2012 No. 840 “On the procedure for filing and considering complaints against decisions and actions (inaction) of federal executive bodies and their officials, federal civil servants, officials of state non-budgetary funds of the Russian Federation, state corporations vested in accordance with federal laws with powers to provision of public services in the established field of activity, and their officials, organizations provided for by Part 1.1 of Article 16 of the Federal Law "On the organization of the provision of state and municipal services", and their employees, as well as multifunctional centers for the provision of I am state and municipal services and their employees”.
Canada Child Benefit
Canadian Child Benefit Features
A unique program created with the assistance of the Federal Government of Canada, and the Provincial and Territory Governments. National Childhood Insurance Program. Canada Child Tax Benefit.
Canadians often refer to their social security system as the “social security system”. Assistance programs are designed for all sectors of society, especially for minors, the unemployed and the elderly. Child allowance introduced from January 1993 years old It is paid to low- and middle-income families with children under the age of 18. The amount of the benefit depends on the total annual income of the family, as follows: In Canada, the minimum tax-free family income is $20,435 Canadian dollars per year and qualifies for National Child Benefit (NCB) assistance from the state.
Families with annual incomes below $20,435 are eligible for government assistance of: 1) $266.67 per month ($3,200 per year) for first child; 2) $247.92 per month ($2.975 per year) for second child; 3) $248.33 per month ($2,980 per year) for the third and each child up to the 7th in the family.
Families with an annual income of $20,435 to $36,378 and more than 3 children receive an allowance for the 3rd and each subsequent child (up to the 7th).
Families with more than 4 children raise the minimum annual income cap to $36,378. Families with one and two children with annual incomes between $36,378 and $99,128 are also eligible for indexed child support.
Larger families are eligible to receive indexed child support even if the income is $99,128.
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How does the National Child Benefit (NCB) system work? The NCB program is a combination of 2 elements: a monthly federal allowance for each child in low-income families and additional provincial benefits and payments (health insurance, transportation benefits, social benefits and numerous budgetary grants for sports sections for children and etc.).
Achievement of the Welfare Social Benefit level, the so-called “Welfare Wall”. The National Childhood Insurance system is closely linked to the taxation system, if the family income exceeds the allowable tax-free minimum, then this affects the amount of the child allowance issued and may threaten with the deprivation of some social benefits, such as compulsory health insurance, benefits for receiving free dental services, free medicines, etc. Thus, it turns out that families in which parents work in low-paid jobs may be lower or at the same material level as families receiving Welfare. To avoid this phenomenon, the Canadian government split the payment between NCB and Welfare. Now only working parents will have child benefits.
Federal Government Supplements to the National Childhood Insurance Program. According to these additions, the Federal Government has the right to revise the amount of the monthly allowance for children in the direction of indexation, i.e. increase taking into account economic changes in the country. The increase in the amount of the allowance for children has been observed since 1998 .