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 structure||2021 base year|
|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?
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