Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, CERB may provide you with temporary income support. If you need assistance applying, please contact us for a consultation.
This is a $2000/month taxable benefit for up to 16 weeks between March 15 and October 3, 2020, for workers who lose their income as a result of COVID-19
Applications will are now live and the program can be accessed
Funds expected to be direct deposited into bank accounts within 3 -5 business days, or 10 business days if no direct deposit
Payment to be made every 4 weeks
For those individuals who have no income as a result of COVID-19
Available to those individuals who have no income because:
Lost their job
Are sick/quarantined or taking care of someone who is sick
Working parents that must stay home without pay because of children who are sick, or because of school/daycare closures
Others who may not otherwise be eligible for EI, but have lost their income
These benefits will be TAXABLE, so expect a slip for the income to be claimed on your 2020 tax return.