NEW! Affordable Child Care Benefit
On September 1, 2018, the new Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB) will replace the Child Care Subsidy Program. This means that child care will soon become more affordable for thousands of B.C. families.
The Affordable Child Care Benefit will increase savings for parents whose children are in licensed infant and toddler care, beginning in September 2018. Where the existing subsidy benefits families with incomes of up to $45,000 a year, the new benefit is available to families with incomes up to $111,000 a year, dependent on the type of care families are choosing.
Do you have a child attending a child care or pre-school program? You may be eligible for the Affordable Child Care Benefit.
Affordable Child Care Benefit is a monthly payment to assist eligible British Columbia families with the cost of child care. Monthly benefit payments vary depending on your family’s circumstances. Your eligibility will be determined when your application and all supporting documents are received by the Affordable Child Care Benefit. You may be eligible to receive full or partial benefit based on your family’s circumstances.
Estimate your eligibility with the Affordable Child Care Benefit Estimator.
Our experienced and friendly staff can help you with the new online application, and documentation requirements.
Booking an appointment is highly recommended. To view our location and operating times please see our Hours of Operation.
Any Questions? Feel free to Contact us at any time!
More information is available at www.gov.bc.ca/childcarebenefit
We can help you apply for the Affordable Child Care Benefit. Call our office to book an appointment
Affordable Child Care Benefit Application Checklist:
Before your appointment:
- Choose your childcare/preschool and collect the completed Child Care Arrangement form from the provider
- Create a Basic BCeID for both main applicant and spouse (if applicable). This will speed up the process if you can do it it before your appointment. If you need help we can set it up with you during your appointment.
- Have your passwords to your BCeID and email accounts
- Have photo ID and proof of citizenship for the primary applicant and government issued ID for the rest of the family members (driver’s license, birth certificate etc.)
- If you have a medical condition or a child with special needs additional forms may be required.