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Canada Recovery Benefit / Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit / Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit

Region: Ontario Answer # 7210

Effective Sept. 27, 2020 Canadians seeking financial help due to the pandemic transitioned from CERB to a temporarily simplified Employment Insurance program, OR one of three recovery benefits. The three benefits are:

1.  Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

The CRB provides support to workers who are self-employed or are not eligible for EI and who still require income support. It is available for up-to a maximum of 54 weeks (27 periods) available between September 27, 2020 and October 23, 2021.

How much you can receive depends on when you start applying for the CRB, and is either $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) or $600 ($540 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period.

CRB ends on October 23, 2021

Those eligible can only apply for open CRB periods, up to 60 days after each period has ended. The last period for the CRB is period 28 (October 10 to 23, 2021) which will be open for application until December 22, 2021.

Click here for more info on the CRB and to apply.

CRB to be replaced by the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB)

The CWLB is for those whose work is directly impacted by government-imposed lockdowns. The program will be available until May 7, 2022, retroactive to Oct. 24, and will provide $300 a week to eligible workers. Visit the Department of Finance website for more info regarding the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit.

2.  Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

The CRSB will provide $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) per week for up-to four weeks, for workers who are sick or must self-isolate for reasons related to COVID-19. However, those who qualify must reapply every week.

CRSB extended to November 20, 2021

The CRSB has recently been extended. Workers may apply up-to a total of 4 weeks between September 27, 2020 and November 20, 2021. The government is also proposing a further extension of this benefit until May 7, 2022 with an increase to the maximum number of weeks.

Click here for more info on the CRSB and to apply.

3.  Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

The CRCB provides $500 per week ($450 after taxes withheld), for up-to 42 weeks per household.  It is for eligible Canadians unable to work because they must care for a child under the age of 12 or family member because schools, day-cares or care facilities are closed due to COVID-19 or because the child or family member is sick and/or required to quarantine.

CRCB extended to November 20, 2021

The CRCB has recently been extended. Workers may apply for up-to a total of 42 weeks between September 27, 2020 and November 20, 2021. The government is also proposing a further extension of this benefit until May 7, 2022 with an increase to the maximum number of weeks.

Click here for more info on the CRCB and to apply.

How are applications for the new benefits made?

Applications for the CRB, CRSB, and CRCB are made through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). More detailed information about COVID-19 benefits and services can be found from the Government of Canada website here.

More info

For information on other available supports for individuals and businesses, visit the Government of Canada Economic Response Plan website.

For up-to-date information on Coronavirus COVID-19, visit Health Canada, the World Health Organization, and our related links.





								

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