Canada Child Benefits Application
RC66 E (08)
Complete this form to apply for all child benefit programs.
The information you give on this form will be used for all
programs, unless you indicate otherwise on a note attached
to your application.
How to apply?
Complete and submit your application as soon as possible after
the child is born or begins to live with you, or when you become
a resident of Canada for income tax purposes.
Complete this form and send it, along with any other required
documents, to one of our tax centres listed on page 2 of this
Check "Married" if you have a spouse, or "Living common-law"
if you have a common-law partner. If you have been separated for
less than 90 days, you are still considered to be married or living
common-law. For more information, see the definitions on page 2
of this information sheet.
What is your current marital status?
Part 1 – Information about the applicant
For Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) purposes, it is presumed
that when both a male and a female parent live in the
same home as the child, the female parent is considered to be
primarily responsible (see the definition on page 2 of this
information sheet) for the child(ren) and should apply. However,
if the male parent is primarily responsible, he can apply if he
attaches a signed note from the female parent to his application,
which states that the male parent is primarily responsible for the
The person who is primarily responsible for the care and
upbringing of the child(ren) should complete Part 1.
For information about our programs, see Pamphlet T4114,
Canada Child Benefits, Pamphlet RC4210, GST/HST Credit,
visit our Web site at www.cra.gc.ca/benefits, or call us at
Part 3 – Information about the child(ren)
Attach legible photocopies of both sides of all pages of one of
the following documents for proof of birth:
baptismal or cradle roll certificate or other church record;
birth certificate or birth registration;
hospital record of birth or record of the physician, nurse, or
midwife who attended the birth;
Record of Landing or Confirmation of Permanent Residence
issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada;
the child was born outside Canada; or
the child was born in Canada and is one year of age or older.
Do not provide information about a child for whom you have
already applied, or for whom you receive benefits.
Complete this part to provide information about the child(ren).
You need to attach proof of birth for the child if we have not
previously paid benefits to anyone for this child, and any of the
When do you need to provide proof of birth?
citizenship certificate; or
If a child left your care and has now returned to your care, you
have to provide information about that child again.
Notice of Decision or a Temporary Resident's Permit issued
under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Part 2 – Information about your spouse
or common-law partner
Complete Part 2 of the application only if you checked box 1 or 2
in Part 1.
Does your application include a period that started more than
11 months ago?
In order to receive payments, you must attach legible photocopies
of both sides of all pages of the following documents for the entire
period that started more than 11 months ago:
Who should complete Part 1?
Proof of citizenship status (for example, a Canadian birth
certificate) and/or immigration status in Canada for you
and your spouse or common-law partner (if you have one).
Proof that you resided in Canada, such as a lease or rent
receipts, utility bills, or bank statements.
Proof of birth for each child. See Part 3 of this form.
Proof that you were the person who is primarily responsible
(see the definition on page 2 of this information sheet) for
the care and upbringing of the child(ren). This could include,
but is not limited to, a signed statement from a school,
daycare or nursery, a medical professional, or a lawyer.
If your application includes a period that started more than
11 months ago, it is considered late.