Alberta Child and Family Benefit

Important: Starting July 2020, the Alberta Child and Family Benefit will replace the Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit and Alberta Child Benefit. Effective July 1, 2019, the Alberta Climate Leadership Adjustment Rebate has been replaced with the federal Climate Action Incentive (CAI) Rebate.

You might be eligible for the Alberta Child and Family Benefit (ACFB) if you are eligible for the related federal Canada child benefit (CCB) and the GST/HST credit. The ACFB will be a tax-free amount for families that have working income and children under the age of 18.

The new ACFB program includes a base component and a working component. All families eligible for the ACFB will receive the base component and depends on the number of children in your family. The base component amount reduces once the family net income amount exceeds $24,467 and stops once family net income exceeds $41,000. The working component also depends on the number of children in your family and kicks in when the family employment income is more than $2,760. The working component amount reduces once the family net income amount exceeds $41,000 and stops when the family net income is $61,000.

Note: Since the ACFB amount is based on your family net income, you and your spouse (if applicable) must file your 2021 tax returns to get the benefit.

The ACFB payments will be made quarterly in August, November, February, and May.