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How we can help....

We give legal advice & representation to people with low incomes in the following situations:

  • Legal advice on your entitlement to the Canada Child Tax Benefits and other child benefits;
  • If your application for child tax benefits has been denied;
  • If your child tax benefits have been suspended, cancelled or there has been a large reduction. In this situation, try to contact the government office first, before contacting our clinic. They can explain what happened and sometimes help resolve it.
  • If you have received a decision that you have an overpayment of a child tax benefit. In this situation, contact the government office first,before contacting our clinic . They can explain what happened and sometimes help resolve it.

Our Range of Services

For each person who contacts us, we decide on the extent of assistance we can offer. We will usually try to help you by doing one or more of the following things:

  • Providing legal advice by telephone or in person;
  • Meeting you to review documents;
  • Preparing documents to assist you;
  • Representing you in an appeal (called an "objection") to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Appeals Branch or for a further appeal to the Tax Court of Canada where such appeals are warranted;
  • Helping you to get access to other resources if we are not able to assist you.

Information and Resources on Child Tax Benefits

Please Note: This website provides general legal information developed by third party sources. It is not intended to be used as legal advice for a specific legal problem. If you live in Central or South Ottawa and need legal advice or help with specific legal problems contact us; otherwise, contact a lawyer or paralegal or a community legal clinic that serves your community.

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