Advance Payments of the Work Premium

If you meet certain requirements, you may apply for advance payments of the work premium instead of waiting until you file your income tax return to claim the tax credit.

Advance payments are made on a monthly basis. You will receive your payment no later than the 15th of the month.

The advance payment amount equals 50% of the work premium to which you expect to be entitled for the year if you have a dependent child, or 75% if you do not have a dependent child.

The number of advance payments you receive in the year depends on the date we receive your application.

To receive the total amount in 12 payments, you must apply by December 1 of the year preceding the year covered by your application. If we receive your application after that date, the amount will be divided over the number of months remaining in the year after your application is processed. 

Note
Advance payments are made only by direct deposit.
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