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.