OT- Post here if your received $100 Govt Cheque!

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  1. NikP

    NikP <font color=darkcoral>I will be bouncing off the w

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    It is offical, cheques are in the mail for families with children under the age of 6. The government has gone thru with its promise on universal child care. :cool1: I am happy that my choice to stay home with my children has been finally recognized by our government. It was a very difficult choice to make that I stay home with our children, we gave up a lot to be able to do this. So I am happy that the government is including us stay at home parents aswell!!

    I can't wait to get my mail in the next few days.
     
  2. mousy_in_canada

    mousy_in_canada <font color=darkcoral>Ahhh to dream!<br><font colo

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    I did not get it today but I qualify for one of my girls.. I am very happy to get it for all the reasons you listed, for so long you feel like the sacrifices of staying home is just too much but this is a nice way of feeling appreciated, the money is helpful but feeling like I am being rewarded for staying at home is worth more.

    Did you get your money today? I am going away next week and I hope to have it before we go, if not then I guess it will be there when I get home.
    I will sign up for direct deposit, it is more dependable then the mail.
     
  3. F4disneyfan

    F4disneyfan <font color=deeppink>It all depended on my mood in

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    Wow we have 2 under 6 at home so is this a monthly thing or what?
     
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  5. amw

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    Here's what the official release says:

    "The Universal Child Care Benefit will be paid to families in monthly instalments of $100 per child for children under six. It is estimated that 1.6 million families will receive the Universal Child Care Benefit, on behalf of a total of 2.1 million children under the age of six.

    More than 90 percent of Canadian parents who are already registered for the Canada Child Tax Benefit will automatically receive the Universal Child Care Benefit cheques. Parents who register after July 2006 will be eligible to receive retroactive payments for up to 11 months."

    For more info:
    http://news.gc.ca/cfmx/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=227849
     
  6. F4disneyfan

    F4disneyfan <font color=deeppink>It all depended on my mood in

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    So by my understanding if you recieve the monthly child tax credit you are going to recieve this also or am I mis reading this?
     
  7. GoofyArt

    GoofyArt Earning My Ears

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    The only relationship between the Cdn Child Tax Benefit and the new Universal Benefit, is the gov't is using the CCTB applications as a basis for making initial UCCB payments.

    You don't need to get the CCTB to get the new benefit. In my case, I did not qualify for the CCTB... but I CAN get the UCCB because it is universal and is paid to every child under 6 no matter what. I had to apply for the CCTB this month, even knowing I do not qualify, simply in order to get the new benefit.

    Edited to add: and of course, if you already get the CCTB you automatically get the UCCB without doing anything.

    Art
     
  8. F4disneyfan

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    Ok thanks Art that was how I was understanding it also but the wording left some holes as to not completely clear this up well to me anyhow but hey what do I know I just go to work and pay taxes and shell out money for the kids LOL.
     
  9. andysgirl360

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    I also qualify for my DD5. I receive the CCTC by direct deposit on the 20th of every month. I received July's payment. Should I be looking for a cheque in the mail or will it also be by direct deposit?
     
  10. mousy_in_canada

    mousy_in_canada <font color=darkcoral>Ahhh to dream!<br><font colo

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    The 1st payment will by cheque in the mail and then you can enrol in Direct deposit.. I was thinking it was coming with the CCTB today but it did not. I am watching my mail and hoping to get it on Friday before I leave.
    anyone get it today?
     
  11. KerriMc

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    I qualify for both of my daughters (almost 3 and 5yrs). Do you know if it if for "six and under" or just "under six"? I am working halftime since I had my second dd and this money will be nice :) After taxes I wonder how much it is though? I guess we'll see in next year :rolleyes: My Child tax credit just went down to a whopping $21 ... a pack of pull-ups!

    Does anyone know if that $500 credit towards activities that your kids are in is ever going to happen? Was this just something they talked about ... just wondering :)

    Kerri :sunny:
     
  12. F4disneyfan

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    Holy cow 21 bucks man don't spend it all in one place LOL.
     
  13. tone.def

    tone.def <font color=red>My Mommy told me I look pretty all

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    I've heard the figure of $3/day... I don't have children (yet), but how on earth does that pay for child care :confused3
     
  14. Newcastle

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    My point exactly!! As far as I'm concerned, this was nothing more than an election strategy and does nothing to address the seriously lacking number of affordable daycare spaces currently available. JMO.
     
  15. Sandy22

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    No kidding...in my area, the waiting lists for licenced child care centers are over 4 years! That's ridiculous. :furious: I rather have a guaranteed spot in a quality daycare center instead of a $100 per month.

    And no I didn't get my cheque today :teeth:
     
  16. BitsnBearsMom

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    Do you know if it if for "six and under" or just "under six"?

    My understanding is it is UNDER 6 - my ds' turned 6yo in Jan of this year so we don't qualify - and to make matters worse my CTB was cut in half this year! Oh well.... won't complain about dh pay increases that caused it!!

    As for the activity amount - I do believe I read that it will be linked with your income tax returns if I read it all right!
     
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    What's the activity amount? Is that something that you need to apply for? Is it based on your income? :confused3

    We haven't rec'd our $100 yet. I called on Wednesday to find out if I had to apply and I was told we were already in the system because we check the box on our tax return every year for CTB. The cheques were being mailed from the 20th and everyone should have it by Aug 3 - if you don't CALL and they'll sort it out. (My youngest turns 6 in May so we'll only get it until then, but after 9 years of being home with the kids I'll take it over nothing at all)
     
  18. DutchsMommy

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    I am a little confused about applying as well. I think we got the CTB when he was first born, but have not qualified for a while. I got the forms from the gov't website but have not sent them in. I actually found them a bit confusing (go figure - gov't forms confusing :rotfl: ). Anyway, I suppose I better get them sent in!
     
  19. snickerboo

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    I haven't received mine yet, either. I have a 3-yr-old and a 6-yr-old and I get CTB by direct deposit.

    As for the validity of it, I think it's great. I am a stay-at-home mom and I appreciate a Prime Minister who sees the value in that. I don't think the government should have to pay for childcare at all.
     
  20. DisFan2

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    +1. This is a step towards recognizing that a) not everyone has access to subsidized care (e.g. rural residents) and b) that people who choose options outside the system shouldn't be entirely shut out financially.

    And no, we haven't rec'd our cheque yet - day's not over yet though!
     
  21. mommytodarlings

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    The cheques were to be mailed on the 20th and you can expect up to 10 business days for delivery (gotta love Canada Post) If you do not receive it by Aug 4th, call to sort out.

    The UCCB is for children under 6. There is a supplement on the CCTB for children under 7, if you qualify for the UCCB(child under 6) then you will not receive the CCTB supplement. However, if your child is over 6, but under 7, you will still get this supplement.

    We have a $60 decrease in our CCTB due to this. Our children are all under 6 so we get the UCCB and not the CCTB supplement.

    A childrenÂ’s fitness tax credit for up to $500 in eligible fees for physical fitness programs for each child under age 16. This will be claimed on your income tax.

    HTH
     

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