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All of the Government Payment Dates in Canada for 2024

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The Government of Canada has several programs that provide monetary support to seniors, Canadians with low incomes and disabilities, workers, families, and veterans. But, as there are numerous programs available, it can be challenging to monitor all payment dates. 

Use this guide to keep track of all the important government payment dates for the release of various benefits in 2024, from the Canada Pension Plan to Canada Carbon Rebate, and Veteran Disability Pension.

All Government Payments in Canada for 2024 

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Payment Dates

If you’re a recipient of this benefit, the maximum monthly amount you can receive if you start your pension at age 65 is $1,364.60. Below are the CPP payment dates for 2024:

2024 CPP Payment DatesWeekday
January 29, 2024Monday
February 27, 2024Tuesday
March 26, 2024Tuesday
April 26, 2024Friday
May 29, 2024Wednesday
June 26, 2024Wednesday
July 29, 2024Monday
August 28, 2024Wednesday
September 25, 2024Wednesday
October 29, 2024Tuesday
November 27, 2024Wednesday
December 20, 2024Friday

Old Age Security (OAS) Payment Dates

The maximum monthly OAS amount you can receive is $784.67 if you’re 75 and over with an annual net world income of less than $137,331 (as of 2022). If you’re aged 65 to 74 with an annual net world income of less than $134,626, your maximum monthly amount is $713.34. 

These are the OAS payment dates:

2024 OAS Payment DatesWeekday
January 29, 2024Monday
February 27, 2024Tuesday
March 26, 2024Tuesday
April 26, 2024Friday
May 29, 2024Wednesday
June 26, 2024Wednesday
July 29, 2024Monday
August 28, 2024Wednesday
September 25, 2024Wednesday
October 29, 2024Tuesday
November 27, 2024Wednesday
December 20, 2024Friday

Canada Child Benefit (CCB) Payment Dates

The CCB is a tax-free benefit program for families to help them with the cost of raising children under the age of 18. For the payment period from July 2023 to June 2024, the maximum amounts you can get for each child are:

  • Under 6 years old: $619.75 per month ($7,437 per year) 
  • 6 to 17 years old: $522.91 per month ($6,275 per year)

Below are the CCB payment dates:

2024 CCB Payment DatesWeekday
January 19, 2024Friday
February 20, 2024Tuesday
March 20, 2024Wednesday
April 19, 2024Friday
May 17, 2024Friday
June 20, 2024Thursday
July 19, 2024Friday
August 20, 2024Tuesday
September 20, 2024Friday
October 18, 2024Friday
November 20, 2024Wednesday
December 13, 2024Friday
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GST/HST Credit Payment Dates

The goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit is a tax-free quarterly benefit that assists low-income individuals and families offset the GST/HST they pay. Below are the amounts for the payment period from July 2023 to June 2024:

  • $496 for single individuals
  • $650 for persons who are married or have a common-law partner
  • $171 for each child under the age of 19

The scheduled payment dates for 2024 are as follows:

GST/HST Payment DatesWeekday
January 5, 2024Friday
April 5, 2024Friday
July 5, 2024Friday
October 4, 2024Friday

Ontario Trillium Benefit (OTB) Payment Dates

The OTB is a refundable tax credit available to low-income families to help them pay for energy costs, sales tax and property tax. It combines three tax credits into a single payment. Below are the maximum payment amounts:

  • Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit (OEPTC) – From $25 to $1,248, depending on age and where you live
  • Ontario Sales Tax Credit (OSTC) – $345 for the July 2023 to June 2024 cycle (based on the 2022 return)
  • Northern Ontario Energy Credit (NOEC) – $180 if you’re single; $277 if you have family

Below are the payment dates for the OTB:

OTB Payment DatesWeekday
January 10, 2024Wednesday
February 9, 2024Friday
March 8, 2024Friday
April 10, 2024Wednesday
May 10, 2024Friday
June 10, 2024Monday
July 10, 2024Wednesday
August 9, 2024Friday
September 10, 2024Tuesday
October 10, 2024Thursday
November 8, 2024Friday
December 10, 2024Tuesday

Canada Carbon Rebate (CCR) Payment Dates

Formerly called the Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP), the CCR is a tax-free benefit for eligible individuals and families to help them offset the federal pollution pricing cost. 

Under the base Canada Carbon Rebate in 2024-2025, a family of 4 can get up to $1,800 in provinces where the federal fuel charge applies. For the CCR payment dates, check the table below:

CCR Payment DatesWeekday
January 15, 2024Monday
April 15, 2024Monday
July 15, 2024Monday
October 15, 2024Tuesday

Advanced Canada Workers Benefit (ACWB) Payment Dates

The ACWB is a refundable tax credit available to eligible low-income workers and their families. The maximum amounts for ACWB are:

  • Basic benefit maximum amount: $1,428 for single individuals; $2,461 for families
  • Disability supplement maximum amount: $737 for single individuals and families

Below is the table for the payment schedule for the ACWB:

ACWB Payment DatesWeekday
January 12, 2024Friday
July 12, 2024Friday
October 11, 2024Friday

Alberta Child and Family Benefit (ACFB) Payment Dates

The ACFB is a tax-free payment available to families with children under 18 years. For July 2024 to June 2025, eligible families may receive $1,469 ($122.41 per month) for the first child and $735 ($61.25 per month) each for the second, third and fourth children. 

Below are the payment dates for the ACFB:

ACFB Payment DatesWeekday
February 27, 2024Tuesday
May 27, 2024Monday
August 27, 2024Tuesday
November 27, 2024Wednesday

Veteran Disability Pension Payment Dates

The Veteran Disability Pension is a tax-free financial aid to support the well-being of veterans. The amount you receive depends on the extent of a veteran’s disability and its impact on their quality of life. The pension rates can be viewed here. Below are the payment dates:

Veteran Disability Pension Payment DatesWeekday
January 30, 2024Tuesday
February 28, 2024Wednesday
March 27, 2024Wednesday
April 29, 2024Monday
May 30, 2024Thursday
June 27, 2024Thursday
July 30, 2024Tuesday
August 29, 2024Thursday
September 26, 2024Thursday
October 30, 2024Wednesday
November 28, 2024Thursday
December 23, 2024Monday

Quebec Family Allowance Payment Dates

The Quebec Family Allowance is a non-taxable benefit that provides financial aid to all qualified families to help them meet the basic needs of their dependent children under age 18. 

The payment amount varies for each family and is based on factors like the number of dependent children, total family income, and family structure. 

The payment dates for the Quebec Family Allowance are:

Quebec Family Allowance Payment DatesWeekday
January 3, 2024Wednesday
April 2, 2024Tuesday
July 2, 2024Tuesday
October 1, 2024Tuesday

How to Know Which Benefits You Are Eligible For

The easiest way to find the benefits you may qualify for is to use the Benefits Finder tool. Answer some questions to obtain a list of benefits you may be eligible for. The tool may suggest benefits from the federal, provincial or territorial governments. 

You can also go to the website of the Government of Canada and check the Tax credits and benefits for individuals and the Find benefits and financial support pages for the list of benefits you may qualify for. 

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