Canada Emergency Response Benefit

The government has proposed legistlation to establish the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), to help those who have lost income because of COVID-19.
The CERB will provide you with temporary income support of $500 a week for up to 16 weeks. The benefit will be available to workers:
  1. Residing in Canada who are at least 15 years old;
  2. Who have stopped working because of COVID-19 or are eligible for Employment Insurance regular or sickness benefits;
  3. Who had eligible income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of their application; and
  4. Who are or expect to be without employment or self-employment income for at least 14 consecutive days in the initial four-week period. For subsequent benefit periods, they expect to have no employment income.
Applications will be accepted starting April 6, 2020.
Please click here to read more about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

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