Is GST, CCB and trillium for 2017 has to be paid back if a single mother started living common in law in Jan 2018

My client, single mother of two, received a letter from CRA to have to pay back GST, Trillium and CCB for the period of Jan 2019 to April 2019 since they started living common in law starting Jan 2018. The notice says, based on 2017 tax year. I thought those benefits received from July 2018 to June 2019 were for the period covering Jan-Dec 2017. The change of status would reflect their benefit from July 2019 to June 2020. I was trying to search CRA site to find answer but no luck. Can someone help please.

No answers have been posted

More Actions

People come to ProFile for help and answers—we want to let them know that we're here to listen and share our knowledge. We do that with the style and format of our responses. Here are five guidelines:

  1. Keep it conversational. When answering questions, write like you speak. Imagine you're explaining something to a trusted friend, using simple, everyday language. Avoid jargon and technical terms when possible. When no other word will do, explain technical terms in plain English.
  2. Be clear and state the answer right up front. Ask yourself what specific information the person really needs and then provide it. Stick to the topic and avoid unnecessary details. Break information down into a numbered or bulleted list and highlight the most important details in bold.
  3. Be concise. Aim for no more than two short sentences in a paragraph, and try to keep paragraphs to two lines. A wall of text can look intimidating and many won't read it, so break it up. It's okay to link to other resources for more details, but avoid giving answers that contain little more than a link.
  4. Be a good listener. When people post very general questions, take a second to try to understand what they're really looking for. Then, provide a response that guides them to the best possible outcome.
  5. Be encouraging and positive. Look for ways to eliminate uncertainty by anticipating people's concerns. Make it apparent that we really like helping them achieve positive outcomes.

Select a file to attach: