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General News · 28th February 2023
The one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit aims to help low-income renters with the cost of renting. You may be eligible for a tax-free one-time payment of $500 if your income and the amount that you pay on rent qualify.

In 2021, you filed your taxes and had an adjusted family net income of:
$35,000 or less for families
$20,000 or less for individuals

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers this one-time payment. To apply for this new federal one-time payment, you do not need to receive other housing benefits such as the Canada Housing Benefit, which is co-funded and delivered by the provinces and territories.

Applications are open until Friday, March 31, 2023.

Find out more here:
Who can apply?

Wondering if you are eligible?
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How to Apply:
By phone 1-800-282-8079
To verify your identity, you'll need your:
- social insurance number (SIN)
- full name and date of birth
- complete address
- assessed tax return, notice of assessment or reassessment, other tax document, or be signed in to CRA My Account

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