An increase today in the Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit

    Wednesday, 20 March 2024 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit is increasing by 300 percent as part of a heightened focus on reducing child poverty under the province’s new Poverty Reduction Plan.

    Effective today, low-income families with children in the province will see an increase in the benefits they receive from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Eligible parents will see increased amounts included with their March 20th Canada Child Benefit, including a retroactive amount for January-March 2024. The Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit is increasing by 300 percent as part of a heightened focus on reducing child poverty under the province’s new Poverty Reduction Plan. This increase will benefit approximately 14,000 children up to age 18. Also, eligible low-income families with children from age one up to age five will receive their first additional $150 per month from the Provincial Government through the Prenatal-Early Childhood Nutrition Supplement. Previously this benefit ended when children turned one. This amount will include a retroactive amount for January and February. 

     

     

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