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Canada Recovery Benefit.

The government released some updates to the new recovery benefits that were to commence at the end of September.

What's New

The government released information on September 24, 2020 about the new recovery benefits. What we know at this time is..

Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) of $500 (previously announced at $400 ) per week for up to 26 weeks, to workers who are self-employed or not eligible for EI and who still require income support. This Benefit would support Canadians who have not returned to work due to COVID-19 or whose income has dropped by at least 50%. These workers must be available to work and be looking for work, and must accept work where it is reasonable to do so.

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) of $500 per week for up to 26 weeks per household, 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.

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) of $500 per week for up to two weeks. This would be for workers who are sick or must self-isolate for reasons related to COVID-19. This Benefit supports the governments statement about their commitment to ensure all Canadian workers have access to paid sick leave

CRB, CRSB, and CRCB can be applied for through CRA for one year up until September 25, 2021.

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