Canada CRA Benefit Payment Dates in 2022 (CCB, GST, OTB, CPP, & More)

This guide summarizes the payment dates for various benefits issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and federal/provincial benefits such as the:

Read on to learn about the CRA payment dates in 2022.

Canada Pension Payment Dates

The two popular pension payments administered by the federal government are the CPP and OAS.

CPP benefits include a retirement pension, post-retirement benefits, survivor’s pension, children’s benefit, and a death benefit.

Old Age Security (OAS) benefits also include the Guaranteed Income Supplement and benefits for an eligible spouse or common-law partner.

CPP Payment Dates for 2022

CPP payments are made on the following dates in 2022:

  • January 27, 2022
  • February 24, 2022
  • March 29, 2022
  • April 27, 2022
  • May 27, 2022
  • June 28, 2022
  • July 27, 2022
  • August 29, 2022
  • September 27, 2022
  • October 27, 2022
  • November 28, 2022
  • December 21, 2022

How Much CPP Will You Receive?

The CPP retirement benefit you receive is based on how much you contributed to the plan while working, your average earnings, and when you start to collect CPP.

CPP benefit amounts in 2022 are:

Pension/BenefitThe average monthly amount for new beneficiariesMaximum monthly payments in 2022
Retirement pension (at age 65)$702.77$1,253.59
Post-retirement benefit (at age 65)$11.56$36.26
Disability benefit$1,050.29$1,457.45
Post-retirement disability benefit$510.85$524.64
Survivor’s pension – younger than 65$461.51$674.79
Survivor’s pension- 65 or older$307.55$752.15
Children of disabled CPP contributors$257.58$264.53
Children of deceased CPP contributors$257.58$264.53
Death benefit$2,495.36$2,500.00
Combined benefits
Combined survivor’s and retirement pension (at age 65)$895.43$1,257.13
Combined survivor’s pension and disability benefit$1,121.66$1,467.04
Source: Canada.ca

OAS Payment Dates for 2022

OAS pension payments in 2022 occur on the same dates as the CPP:

  • January 27, 2022
  • February 24, 2022
  • March 29, 2022
  • April 27, 2022
  • May 27, 2022
  • June 28, 2022
  • July 27, 2022
  • August 29, 2022
  • September 27, 2022
  • October 27, 2022
  • November 28, 2022
  • December 21, 2022

How Much OAS Will You Receive?

OAS amounts depend on how long you have lived in Canada after turning 18.

The maximum monthly payment in 2022 is $642.25.

Starting at $79,054, OAS payments are clawed back at 15 cents for every $1 above the threshold amount.

And at $133,141 or higher, OAS payments become $0.

Low-income seniors may also qualify for GIS payments up to $959.26 per month if their annual income is $19,464 or less.

Learn more about the OAS.

Canada CRA Benefit Payment Dates in 2022 (CCB, GST, OTB, CPP, & More)

CRA Benefit Payment Dates

Several benefits are issued by the CRA to eligible Canadians on a monthly or quarterly basis.

Some are paid on behalf of provinces, such as Ontario and Alberta, while others apply across the country.

CRA Benefits available in 2022 include:

Canada Child Benefits (CCB): This is a tax-free payment to eligible families who have children under 18 years of age.

GST/HST Credit: The goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax credit is paid every quarter to families and individuals who have a low or modest income.

This tax-free payment is aimed at helping cover the costs of GST or HST paid for goods and services.

Ontario Trillion Benefit (OTB): Ontarians with low-or moderate-incomes may be eligible for one or more of three credits:

  • Ontario Sales Tax Credit
  • Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit
  • Northern Ontario Energy Credit

Alberta Child and Family Benefit (ACFB): This is a tax-free benefit paid to eligible families with children under 18 years of age in Alberta.

Canada Workers Benefit (CWB): You can get advance payment for up to half of the CWB tax credit and the remainder after filing your taxes.

Veterans Disability Pension: Eligible veterans receive a monthly tax-free benefit based on their service and the severity of their condition (i.e. disability).

CCB Payment Dates for 2022

Also known as the child tax benefit payment dates, CCB is issued via direct deposit on:

  • January 20, 2022
  • February 18, 2022
  • March 18, 2022
  • April 20, 2022
  • May 20, 2022
  • June 20, 2022
  • July 20, 2022
  • August 19, 2022
  • September 20, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
  • November 18, 2022
  • December 13, 2022

How Much CCB Will You Receive?

The maximum CCB payment per child under age 6 is $569.41 per month or $6,833 per year.

For kids aged 6-17 years old, the monthly CCB amount is $480.41 or $5,765 per year.

How much you receive is based on your family’s net income, how many children you have, and their ages.

GST/HST Payment Dates for 2022

GST payment dates for 2022 occur on a quarterly basis on:

  • January 5, 2022
  • April 5, 2022
  • July 5, 2022
  • October 5, 2022

You can learn more about the GST/HST credit.

How Much GST/HST Will You Get?

The GST/HST payment amount until June 2022 is:

  • $456: Single individuals
  • $598: Married individuals or if you have a partner
  • $157: Per child under age 19

You don’t receive this credit if your income exceeds a threshold.

For example, single individuals who have incomes exceeding $48,012 do not get GST/HST credit payments.

Ontario Trillium Dates For 2022

The payment dates for Ontario Trillium benefits (OTB) in 2022 are:

  • January 10, 2022
  • February 10, 2022
  • March 10, 2022
  • April 8, 2022
  • May 10, 2022
  • June 10, 2022
  • July 8, 2022
  • August 10, 2022
  • September 9, 2022
  • October 7, 2022
  • November 10, 2022
  • December 9, 2022

Here’s a breakdown of how the OTB works.

How Much OTB Will You Receive?

OTB payments depend on how many of the credits you qualify for and other factors.

The maximums are:

Northern Ontario Energy Credit: Up to a maximum of $162 for singles and $249 for families.

Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit:

  • Up to $1,121 (ages 18-64)
  • Up to $1,277 (age 65 and over)
  • Up to $249 if you live on a reserve
  • $25 if you live in an eligible residence at a post-secondary school

Ontario Sales Tax Credit: Up to $324 per individual.

Alberta Child and Family Benefit Payment Dates 2022

ACFB payments in 2022 are made on:

  • February 25, 2022
  • May 27, 2022
  • August 26, 2022
  • November 25, 2022

How Much ACFB Will You Get?

The maximums are:

  • First child: $110.83/month
  • Second child: $51.41/month
  • Third child: $55.41/month
  • Fourth child: $55.41/month

ACFB payments are clawed back when your family income exceeds $24,467 and stops at an income over $41,000.

There is also a working income component that’s paid to families when they have earned income exceeding $2,760:

  • First child: $56.75/month
  • Second child: $51.66/month
  • Third child: $30.91/month
  • Fourth child: $10.25/month

Here are some more details about this program.

Canada Workers Benefit Payment Date for 2022

CWB payments in 2022 are sent on:

  • January 5, 2022
  • April 5, 2022
  • July 5, 2022
  • October 5, 2022

How Much CWB Will You Get?

The maximum CWB basic amount is:

  • Single individuals: $1,395
  • Families: $2,403

The CWB disability supplement is:

  • Single individuals: $720
  • Families: $720

Learn about the Canada Workers Benefit.

Veteran Disability Pension Dates

In 2022, the Veteran Disability pension is paid on:

  • January 28, 2022
  • February 25, 2022
  • March 30, 2022
  • April 28, 2022
  • May 30, 2022
  • June 29, 2022
  • July 28, 2022
  • August 30, 2022
  • September 28, 2022
  • October 28, 2022
  • November 29, 2022
  • December 22, 2022

Conclusion: CRA Payment Dates

All the benefits mentioned above are paid directly to your bank account if you have set up a direct deposit. If not, a cheque is sent to you by postal mail.

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