Universal Child Care Benefit
Under Harper’s conservative government, all families were entitled to receive the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), regardless of family income. The only variable that determined how much money each family was entitled to receive was the age of their children. Families with children under the age of 6 received $160 per month per child, and families with children from the ages of 6 to 17 received $60 per month per child. The UCCB is fully taxable.