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Grocery Rebate Canada Eligibility

Know About Grocery Rebate Eligibility | New One-Time Payment

Last Updated On 14 July 2023, 6:52 PM EDT (Toronto Time)

The new one-time grocery rebate bill c-46 (Cost of Living Act) received royal assent to become legislation on May 11, 2023.

Eligible Canadians will receive this one-time grocery rebate from CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) via direct transfer or cheque on July 5, 2023.

The new one-time Grocery Rebate will provide targeted inflation relief for the 11 million low- and modest-income Canadians and families who need it the most.

Canadians having an income less than the listed below will automatically get this one-time grocery rebate payment along with their GST/HST rebate.

Family structure2021 base year
Single person$49,166
Single parent with one child$55,286
Single parent with two children$58,506
Single parent with three children$61,726
Single parent with four children$64,946
Married/common-law couple with no children$52,066
Married/common-law couple with one child$55,286
Married/common-law couple with two children$58,506
Married/common-law couple with three children$61,726
Married/common-law couple with four children$64,946

Below are the scenarios shared by feds on amount of the one-time payment.

A single mother with one kid who makes $30,000 in net income will be given $386.50 for groceries. This is in addition to the $1,160 she has received from the GST Credit this year.

A senior citizen living alone who earns $20,000 in net income will get $233.50 for food. This is in addition to the roughly $701 he will earn from the GST Credit this benefit year.

$467 will be given to a couple with two kids having a net income of $35,000. This is in addition to the nearly $1,401 they will get from the GST Credit this benefit year.

Who is eligible for Grocery Rebate?

Married/common-law couple with no children having annual income of $52,066 and an individual with income of no more than $49,166 will be eligible for one-time grocery rebate payment.

The one-time grocery rebate payment will be automatically sent to Canadians on July 5, 2023.

How to apply for one-time Grocery Rebate?

The Grocery Rebate, which will be given together with the July GST Credit payment, does not require recipients to submit an application.

However, in order to be eligible for the reimbursement, they must, if they haven’t already, complete their 2021 tax return.

“While inflation continues to come down for the ninth month in a row, in Budget 2023, our government is delivering new, targeted inflation relief for Canadians who need it most, and providing immediate support to strengthen public health care for Canadians. It is excellent news for Canadians that Bill C-46 received Royal Assent today, following unanimous approval by the House of Commons just a few weeks ago.”

Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Canada


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