Investing in Our Communities - Grant Programs

Help for Manitoba families with children

 

Family Affordability Benefit Payment

As part of the new Family Affordability Package, every Manitoba family with a household net income of under $175,000 in 2021, who have children under 18 years of age will receive a $250 cheque for the first child plus an additional $200 for each additional child under 18.

This is a refundable tax credit and not taxable income.

It is estimated that approximately 145,000 payments will be sent out to families with children for a total of $63.6 million, with an average payment of $438.

Eligibility

  • Manitoba families with children under the age of 18
  • Household family net income of under $175,000 as per their 2021 income tax return

Available assistance

  • $250 for the first eligible child
  • $200 for each additional eligible child

How to apply

  • There is no need to apply.
  • Cheques will be mailed by Manitoba Finance in the fall of 2022 to the recipients address as reflected on their 2021 tax return.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

All families that have at least one child and that had less than $175,000 in family net income as reported on their 2021 income tax return will receive a payment.

Children under 18 will be eligible.

Payments will be $250 for the first eligible child and $200 for each additional child.

Cheques will automatically be sent in fall 2022 to persons eligible to receive a payment.

Cheques will be mailed to the address indicated by an eligible person on their 2021 tax return.

It is estimated that approximately 145,000 payments will be sent out to families with children for a total of $63.6 million, with an average payment of $438. This will cover approximately 282,000 children.

Please contact Manitoba Government Inquiry at mgi@gov.ca or call 204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862 (Toll-Free).

No. The payments will be a refundable tax credit and will not be taxable or affect eligibility for other tax credits.

Contact us

  • Call: 204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862 (Toll-Free)
    Email: mgi@gov.ca