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Canadian Child Benefit - Child Not Living With Me 

orangeville
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Posted On: 5/2/2018
orangeville
orangeville
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Hello everyone

My ex-wife left the country a year ago with my two daughters 5 and 7 y.o. She's contacting me asking if she is still entitled to receive Canada child benefits for the kids. Is she entitled even though she is abroad? I haven't find specific info for this case.

Thanks in advance for any info.
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Posted On: 5/2/2018
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Hello,

You can find some information specific to the eligibility requirements on the Government of Canada website.

It states,


Are you eligible?To be eligible for the Canada child benefit (CCB), you must meet all of the following conditions:
  • You must live with the child, and the child must be under 18 years of age.
  • You must be primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the child.
  • You must be a resident of Canada for tax purposes.
  • You or your spouse or common-law partner must be:
    • a Canadian citizen
    • a permanent resident
    • a protected person
    • a temporary resident who has lived in Canada for the previous 18 months, and who has a valid permit in the 19th month
    • an Indian within the meaning of the Indian Act


As you can see, some of the requirements are that you must be a resident of Canada for tax purposes, must live with the child and be primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the child.

Call this number for information on the Canada child benefit (CCB):

Phone: 1-800-387-1193 (Canada and United States) | Hours of service | Child and family benefits

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
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PMM
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Posted On: 5/3/2018
PMM
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Hi

orangeville wrote:
Hello everyone

My ex-wife left the country a year ago with my two daughters 5 and 7 y.o. She's contacting me asking if she is still entitled to receive Canada child benefits for the kids. Is she entitled even though she is abroad? I haven't find specific info for this case.

Thanks in advance for any info.


1. No, the children must be in Canada.
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