New COVID Benefits
COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on our economy, but all levels of government are offering a variety of assistance programs to offer help to those who need it the most.
There are three new benefits now available for Canadians: the Canada Recovery Benefit, the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.
The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) is available for Canadians who aren’t eligible for Employment Insurance and have lost work due to COVID-19. If you are eligible for the CRB, you can receive $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period.
The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19. If you are eligible for the CRSB, you can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for a 1-week period.
The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care. This applies if their school, regular program, or facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19, or because they are sick, self-isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19. If you are eligible for the CRCB, your household can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period
A special COVID-19 Benefits Finder tool allows you to determine what benefits you may be entitled to by answering a few easy questions which will generate a report of benefits, who is eligible and how to apply. To find out which benefits may be available to you, please visit www.lenwebbermp.ca/covid-benefits.
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