What You Need to Know About the Working Parents Benefit

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In an effort to ease the financial stress and burden on working parents during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government of Alberta has introduced a new one-time benefit called the Working Parents Benefit.  

This benefit will provide a payment of $561 per child to parents who used licensed or unlicensed child care between April and December of 2020.  In order to be eligible you must have paid at least $561 or more for 3 months of child care services between April 1st and December 31, 2020 and be able to provide a bill or invoice to support the claim.  You must also have an annual household income of $100,000 or less.

Application will be open March 1st to March 5th with the exact date you can apply being dependent on the area of the province that you live in.  The application process will close on March 31st.

In order to apply, you will be required to have a MyAlberta Digital ID.  If you do not already have a MyAlberta Digital ID, you can apply for one by visiting https://account.alberta.ca/.  Note you will need your driver’s license or provincial ID to set up the account.

For more information please visit https://alberta.ca/WorkingParentsBenefit

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