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What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), and who qualifies?

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Available from April 6th to December 2, 2020 as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was a taxable benefit of $2,000 per month for up to four (4) months, to be paid every four (4) weeks. These funds were made available to workers who lose their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application process to receive CERB benefits is now closed. Canadians in need of financial aid or are still experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 should apply for Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) or other government-related services and programs. Visit the official government website to find out more.

Related information:

Covid-19 Tax Info Centre

CERB/CRB Tax Info Centre

How do I know if I need to repay CERB or EI benefits?

How to return or repay the CERB

What to know about COVID-19 and your taxes

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