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$2,000 FOR INDIVIDUALSCANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT (CERB)


CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT (CERB)

For individuals who are unable to work as a result of COVID-19

Unable to work, laid off, sick or staying home to care for children or someone sick

Taxable benefit of $2,000 for a 4 week period or $500 a week

Program will last 16 weeks

Applications are being accepted beginning April 6th

Prior to April 6th, if without work and eligible for EI, apply for EI benefits at the link below

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-regular-

benefit/apply.html

CERB applications are to be submitted online through the CRA My Account

Also, a toll-free number [ 1-800-959-2019 ] will be made available for those without internet

The following link answers questions about CRA My Account and the toll-free number process, important to review prior to April 6th to avoid delays in the enrollment process

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-

cerb-with-cra.html


ELIGIBILITY FOR CERB

Reside in Canada

At least 15 years old

Stopped working due to COVID-19 or eligible for EI regular or sickness benefits

Earned at least $5,000 in 2019 or past 12 months

Without employment or self-employment income for at least 14 consecutive days in the initial 4 week period, starting March 15

To be entitled to further benefits, they expect no employment / self-employment income

To streamline the application policy CRA requests you to submit on certain days based on your month of birth, see link below

There is a comprehensive question and answer section at the link below that should be reviewed before applying

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html



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