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The Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit (NLCB)

This is a provincial tax credit for families whose income is less than $25,257 and have children under 18 years of age

If your net family income is below $17,397, you will receive the full benefit; however, there will be a reduced amount if your family income is between $17,397 & $25,257. This amount is based on your family income from the previous year. Payments run from July to June and are issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

In addition, you can receive the Mother Baby Nutrition Supplement, ($60 a month) if your child is below the age of one or you are pregnant.

For information on federal benefits, visit the Child Benefit FAQ or the federal Child & Family Benefits opens new window section at CRA.


How Much NLCB Can I Receive?

Maximum NLCB Benefits Effective July 1, 2018
Family Size Monthly Total Yearly Total
1 Child $33.17 $398
2 Children $68.33 $820
3 Children $106.17 $1274
4 Children $146.67 $1760

Quick Facts - Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefits

  • It helps approximately 10,000 low income families.
  • Became effective in July 1999.
  • The amount received is based on family size and income.
  • Families leaving Income Support for work keep their NLCB and other Child Benefits.
  • This benefit does not affect Income Support entitlement.
  • It is combined with federal child benefits into one monthly payment.
  • Parents must file an income tax return each year to verify eligibility for the NLCB and Canada Child Benefit (CCB).
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