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One-time Housing Top-Up BenefitWarning - this news article expired on 2023-03-31. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

One-time Housing Top-Up Benefit

For many people in Canada, it is increasingly challenging to find safe and affordable housing. The Governments new one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit aims to help low-income renters with a one-time tax-free payment of $500. You may be eligible if you:

  • were born on or before December 1, 2007
  • have a family net income for 2021 of $35,000 or less for families, or $20,000 or less for individuals
  • are resident of Canada for tax purposes in 2022 and principal residence is situated in Canada on December 1, 2022
  • paid at least 30 per cent of family net income, based on their 2021 income tax return, on rent in the 2022 calendar year for principal residence in Canada

Note: applications are open until Friday, March 31, 2023.

click here for more information and to find out if you might be eligible.