CRA Grocery Rebate 2024 – Amount, Eligibility, and Status!

The CRA launched the Grocery Rebate in 2024 to help low-income folks with soaring food costs. Qualified Canadians could receive one-time payments, with singles getting $234 and those with two kids receiving $467, alongside their GST/HST credits.

CRA Grocery Rebate 2024

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) introduced the Grocery Rebate in 2024 to assist low-income individuals and households cope with rising food prices. 

Eligible Canadians, based on income thresholds, could receive one-time payments alongside their GST/HST credits. Single individuals could get $234, while those with two children could receive $467. 

To navigate inflation, it’s advised to reduce discretionary spending, manage credit card debt, and focus on creating a financial cushion. The rebate is expected in July 2024, aiming to alleviate the impact of inflation on Canadians.

CRA Grocery Rebate 2024 Eligibility Criteria 

There is no official confirmation of a Canada Grocery Rebate for 2024. The program was a one-time measure in 2023. 

However, if a 2024 Rebate were to be implemented, we can use the 2023 program as a reference point for what the eligibility criteria might be. The below points is what’s expected based on the 2023 Rebate:

  • You would likely need to be 19 years of age or older.
  • Tax Filing: You would likely be required to have filed a tax return for the previous year (in this case, 2023) even if you had no income.
  • Income Thresholds: The rebate would likely target low- and middle-income earners. Specific income limits are not confirmed, but in 2023, the thresholds were:
    • Single filer: Had an annual income of $45,000 or less.
    • Family: Had a combined annual income of $65,000 or less.
  • GST/HST Credit: You would likely need to have been eligible to receive the GST/HST credit for a specific month (likely January 2024) to qualify for the Rebate.

CRA Grocery Rebate 2024 Amount

The Canada Grocery Rebate for 2024 is a one-time payment designed to assist low-income individuals and families with the rising cost of groceries. The amount of the rebate varies based on family size and income level are:

Meet the income thresholds:

  • Single individuals: $45,000 or less
  • Families: $65,000 or less
  • Receive the GST/HST credit in January 2024

Rebate Amounts:

  • Single individuals with no children: $234
  • Single individuals with one child: $387
  • Single individuals with two children: $467
  • Single individuals with three children: $548
  • Single individuals with four children: $628
  • Married couples with no children: $306
  • Married couples with one child: $387
  • Married couples with two children: $467
  • Married couples with three children: $548
  • Married couples with four children: $628

Checking the CRA Grocery Rebate 2024 Status

To check the status of the CRA Grocery Rebate for 2024, eligible individuals can follow these steps:

  • CRA My Account: You would likely be able to check the status through your CRA My Account 
  • Login: Sign in to your CRA My Account using your login credentials.
  • Benefits Section: There will be a dedicated section for the CGR program)
  • Look for sections titled “Benefits and Credits” or similar.
  • Status Information:  Within the CGR section, you could potentially find details like:
    • Confirmation of your eligibility.
    • Estimated payment date (if the rebate has been issued).
    • Amount of the rebate you’ll receive.

What should I do if my CRA Grocery Rebate is not on time?

Here’s what you can do if you didn’t receive your rebate on time:

Check the Timeline:

  • The rebate would likely be issued sometime after the next federal budget announcement (typically in February). This would give the CRA time to process applications based on the new income tax information.
  • Wait at least 10 working days from the expected payment date

Allow Processing Time:

  • Once the program starts, there might be a processing window for issuing rebates. Allow some reasonable time (a few weeks or a month) for the CRA to process applications and send out payments.

Verify Eligibility:

  • If the program is confirmed, double-check your eligibility based on the announced criteria (income thresholds,GST/HST credit eligibility, etc.).

Check Online Status:

  • If the program offers an online status check process (similar to the 2023 program), use your CRA My Account to see if your rebate has been issued and an estimated payment date is available.

Contact the CRA (if necessary):

  • If you’ve verified your eligibility, allowed ample processing time, and still haven’t received your rebate or any online status update, you can then contact the CRA for assistance.
  • Phone: Call the CRA’s Individual Enquiries line at 1-800-959-8281.
  • Online: You can contact the CRA through their secure online messaging service within your CRA My Account.

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