Climate Action Incentive Payment Dates 2024 – Amount, Eligibility & How to claim? – GMRIT


In 2024 first CAIP payment for all eligible residents will be 15 January 2024. For the residents of New Brunswick, the first rural supplement payment will be issued in April 2024.

Climate Action Incentive Payment Dates 2024

Climate action is an ongoing journey, and Canadians can expect another round of Climate Action Incentive Payments (CAIP) in 2024.

January 15, 2024, brings the arrival of another round of financial support through the Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP). This regular January payment is just one of four you’ll receive throughout the year.

Residents of New Brunswick will begin to receive their rural supplement starting in April 2024. The April payment will include a retroactive rural supplement amount for the July 2023 to January 2024 period as well.

Who can Claim the CAIP?

General Eligibility for CAIP:

  • You must be a resident of Canada for income tax purposes. This means you have filed a tax return with the CRA.
  • Your child must be under 19 years old.
  • Your child must live with you.
  • You must be the primary caregiver of your child.
  • Your child must be registered for the Canada Child Benefit.
  • You must be a resident of a CAIP-applicable province:
    • Current CAIP provinces: Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan.
    • New CAIP provinces starting July 1, 2023: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island.
  • At the beginning of the month in which the CRA makes a payment, you must be:
    • At least 19 years old.
    • Under 19 but with:
      • A spouse or common-law partner (current or past).
      • A child you live with (past or present), and you’re the primary caregiver.

Climate Action Incentive Payment Dates

CAIP Payment Schedule 2024

Payment schedule for New Brunswick residents, ensuring you’re well-informed and ready to receive your rural supplement:

  • October 15, 2023: Double payment covering both July and October CAIP amounts (no rural supplement included yet).
  • January 15, 2024: Regular CAIP payment for January.
  • April 15, 2024: – Regular CAIP payment for April. – Retroactive rural supplement for July 2023 to January 2024, providing a lump sum for the previous months. Rural supplement payment for April 2024. Second CAIP payment for residents in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.
  • October 15, 2024: Fourth CAIP payment for residents in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan; second CAIP payment for residents in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

How to apply for CAIP 2024?

  • Filing your income tax return automatically determines your CAIP eligibility. No separate application is needed.
  • Only one spouse/common-law partner can claim the CAIP credit per household. The first filed return determines who receives it.
  • Maintain tax return filings to continue receiving CAIP payments.
  • Rural supplement: Claim the supplement by answering the question on page 2 of your tax return.
  • The supplement is already included in your base amount, so no separate claim is necessary.
  • File your return with the question answered and mail it to the tax centre or call for assistance.
  • Both partners in rural areas should answer the claim question to avoid delays.

How much can you expect from the CAIP?

The Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP) aims to ease the impact of carbon pricing on Canadians. But how much can you expect to receive? It depends on where you live and who you live with. Here’s a quick breakdown by province:

Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta:

  • Individual: $488 – $772 annually
  • Spouse/Common-law Partner: $244 – $386 annually
  • Child under 19: $122 – $193 annually
  • First child in single-parent family:$244 – $386 annually

Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island (starting July 2023):

  • Individual: $164 – $124 quarterly
  • Spouse/Common-law Partner: $82 – $62 quarterly
  • Child under 19: $41 – $31 quarterly
  • First child in single-parent family: $82 – $62 quarterly

New Brunswick:

  • Individual: $92 quarterly (double payment in October 2023)
  • Spouse/Common-law Partner: $46 quarterly
  • Child under 19: $23 quarterly
  • First child in single-parent family: $46 quarterly

One Thing to Remember:

  • Living in a small or rural community? You might qualify for an extra 10% rural supplement, boosting your CAIP even further. (Except for Prince Edward Island)

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