Manitoba Child Benefit

The Manitoba Child Benefit ( MCB) is an  income supplement offered to Manitoba residents who have dependent children under the age of 18 and whose family income is below certain level and  are receiving Canada Child Tax.

Low-income families may be eligible for up to $420 tax free each year for every child. For a single parent of three children working full or part time and earning $15,000 or less, this totals $1,260 with partial benefits for parents who earn $15,000 to $20,000.

The following table provides benefit levels and allowable income ranges for families with up to six children.

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The income eligibility for MCB is based on total family income from the previous year. Total family income is based on the net family income reported on the current Canada Child Tax Benefit notice.

To be eligible to receive this benefit, you must be a resident of Manitoba and should meet the following:

  • you have dependent child/ren under the age of 18 who are in your care;
  • you are in receipt of Canada Child Tax benefits for dependent children;
  • your family income is below a specific level and is based on the previous year’s income;
  • you are not in  in receipt of Emplyment and Income Assistance unless you are ONLY receiving the health benefits portion of EIA;

You need to apply for the MCB, in order to receive your benefits. Applications may be can be submitted anytime. If you are eligible, benefits will be effective from the month in which your completed application is received. The benefit is paid at the end of each month through direct deposit.

To apply for MCB you must complete and mail in the a MCB application form.   Mail your application form to the Income Supplement Programs office at P.O. Box 3000 203, South Railway Street East, Killarney, Manitoba R0K 1G0

Other Contact Details:

Phone:  204-523-5230    Toll-free: 1-800-563-8793    E-mail: incsup@gov.mb.ca

You can also download Manitoba Child Benefit brochure for more information.

Source: Manitoba Child Benefit, www.gov.mb.ca.

Reminder:  This post is based on the information provided by the Government of Manitoba as published in it’s official website (www.gov.mb.ca).  For complete and accurate information, it is still best to visit their website or to contact the office of the government concerned.

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