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Canada Housing Benefit

The one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit aims to help low-income renters with the cost of renting. You may be eligible for a tax-free one-time payment of $500 if your income and the amount that you pay on rent qualify.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers this one-time payment. To apply for this new federal one-time payment, you do not need to receive other housing benefits such as the Canada Housing Benefit, which is co-funded and delivered by the provinces and territories.

Applications are open until Friday, March 31, 2023.

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Who can apply: One-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit

Who is eligible for the one-time payment for renters

Get ready to apply: One-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit

What to do before you apply, how to set up direct deposit

How to apply: One-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit

How to apply online or by phone and when to expect the payment

After you apply: One-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit

If your application is selected for review, request a second review if you disagree with the decision, return the payment

Contact the CRA: One-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit

If you have questions about the one-time payment for renters

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