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CERB - Do you qualify?

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is a merger of the Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit programs that were announced by the Federal Government on March 18, 2020.

What is it?

· Up to $2,000 per month benefit paid every four weeks;

· Available starting March 15, 2020 through October 3, 2020 (up to 4 months); and

· Payment should start within 10 days of application being filed

Who qualifies?

· Workers who must stop working due to COVID19 and do not have access to paid leave or other income support;

· Workers who are sick, quarantined, or taking care of someone who is sick with COVID-19;

· Working parents who must stay home without pay to care for children that are sick or need additional care because of school and daycare closures;

· Workers who still have their employment but are not being paid because there is currently not sufficient work and their employer has asked them not to come to work; and

· Wage earners and self-employed individuals, including contract workers, who would not otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance.

How do I apply?

· Application portal available in the first week of April 2020;

· Visit CRA MyAccount and MyServiceCanada for application details.


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