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Employment and Income Assistance

Manitoba Child Benefit

Service Download Brochure | Benefit Levels & Allowable Income Ranges | Children's Opti-Care Program | Direct Deposit Form
Description The Manitoba Child Benefit provides financial assistance which will help ensure parents will not lose all support for their children when moving off welfare. It also provides parents with additional assistance to help with some of the costs of prescription eyeglasses for their children. Up to 33,000 families with children will benefit.
Coverage Low-income families may be eligible for up to $420 tax free each year for every child. For a single parent of three children working full or part time and earning $15,000 or less, this totals $1,260 with partial benefits for parents who earn $15,000 to $20,000.
  • Resident of Manitoba
  • Have dependent children under the age of 18 who are in your care
  • In receipt of Canada Child Tax benefits for dependent children*
  • Family income is below a specific level and is based on the previous year’s income
  • Cannot be in receipt of Employment and Income Assistance unless you are ONLY receiving the health benefits portion of EIA.
  • The Manitoba Child Benefit is paid through direct deposit. Download a MCB direct deposit form here.
Applying To apply for the Manitoba Child Benefit, download a printable PDF version of the guidelines for completing the MCB application, and then fill out and mail in the a printable PDF version of the MCB application.
Area served Manitoba
Hours 8:30AM-4:30PM, Monday through Friday
Languages English, French
Fees Not applicable
Toll-free 1-800-563-8793
*If you are looking for information about the Canada Child Tax Benefit, please contact 1-800-387-1193.
Telephone 204-523-5230
TTY 204-948-3698 or 1-800-855-0511 (Manitoba Relay Service)
Fax 204-523-5240
Address Manitoba Child Benefit
PO Box 3000 203 South Railway Street East
Killarney MB R0K 1G0

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