If you don't receiving your Universal Child Care Benefit next Monday it may be because you are not registered.
The Harper Government is looking for hundreds of thousands of families not currently registered for the increased child care benefit.
The first round of enhanced UCCB cheques are expected to be out next Monday (July 20).
An estimated 320 families with children in North Bay are eligible to receive money under the Harper Government's boosted Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), but are at risk of not receiving the benefit unless they apply.
The majority of families with children, approximately 3.8 million, are known and will automatically receive the boosted UCCB or be contacted by the Government to confirm their information.
However, an estimated 200,000 eligible families, including 69,000 in the province of Ontario, are not currently captured by the Government's UCCB system and may miss out on receiving money that is owed to them unless they apply.
In 2015 alone, this represents potentially millions of dollars in unclaimed benefits.
Under the boosted UCCB, families will receive almost $2,000 per year for each child under 6 and $720 per year for each child aged 6 through 17.
The new benefit amounts will be retroactive to January 1, 2015, and be reflected in monthly payments to families in July 2015. The increases to the UCCB are expected to more than double the number of families that benefit—from 1.6 million to more than 4 million.
If your family is not currently receiving the UCCB, has never received the UCCB, or has never applied for the Canada Child Tax Benefit, and you still have children under 18 in your care, please go to www.canada.ca/taxsavings in order to find out how you can apply.