Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) provides emergency financial relief to students and recent graduates who are unable to work, or unable to find work, due to reasons related to COVID-19. It is also available for those who are working but not making more than $1,000 (before taxes) over the four-week period for which they are applying.

This benefit provides $1,250 per month for eligible students or $2,000 per month for eligible students with dependents or disabilities.

This benefit will be available from May to August 2020. There are four eligibility periods. The first is from May 10 to June 6, 2020.

To read about the benefit and whether you are eligible, please click here.

Applications open May 15, 2020. You can apply through your CRA My Account or you can call 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041.

To find out more about how to apply, please click here.

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