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Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB) is now available for people who do not qualify for EI.

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CRB ended on October 23, 2021

If you are eligible, you can only apply for open CRB periods, up to 60 days after each period has ended. The last period for the CRB is period 28 (October 10 to 23, 2021) which will be open for application until December 22, 2021.

Find out which periods are still open for application.

The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. The CRB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Depending on when you start applying for the CRB, you can either receive $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) or $600 ($540 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period.

If your situation continues, you will need to apply again. You may apply for up to a total of 27 eligibility periods (54 weeks) between September 27, 2020 and October 23, 2021.

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If you continue to need financial support, find out if you are eligible for Employment Insurance (EI)

Please use the following guidelines: To learn how to register your CRA Account or My Service Canada Account click here.

 

New! Canada COVID-19 Benefits topics

How to register CRA Account

  CRA Account registration – Step by step instruction Log into CRA account through Canada.ca – https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-individuals/account-individuals.html (You may copy/paste the link in a new browser to access CRA Account sign-in page)   You have 3 options to register your CRA account. Option 1 – Sign-In partner You may use this option to register your... ...

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CRA Public Holiday Closures

Public holidays for 2022 New Year – Saturday, January 1, 2022 (Contact centres closed Monday, January 3, 2022) Good Friday – Friday, April 15, 2022 Easter Monday – Monday, April 18, 2022 Victoria Day – Monday, May 23, 2022 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day – Friday, June 24, 2022 (Quebec only) Canada Day – Friday, July 1, 2022 Civic... ...

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Protect yourself against CRB fraud

Canada Emergency Response Benefit scams The Government of Canada will not reach out by text or email to ask you to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Nor will the Government notify you by text or email that you have received a CERB payment. There are only 2 ways to apply for the... ...

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How to report CRB fraud to CRA

How to report and send supporting documents After you send a lead, you cannot take it back. Thank you for helping to fight tax or benefit cheating. Submit a new lead online (You will be directed to CRA’s website) Different types of cheating you can report not declaring all income creating false expenses or tax... ...

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CRA COVID-19 Benefits Program contact phone number

Note: The CERB General inquiry line 1-833-966-2099 is no longer in service.   Speak to CRA agent about any of the COVID-19 benefits program or CRA Account 1-800-959-8281, press option 5 for fraud reporting or COVID-19 support payment. Online Service and to unlock CRA account: Press 1 CRA Publication: Press 2 Info on Tax Return:... ...

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Student CERB debt reduction

If you were a student in 2020 and have been asked to repay the CERB by either the CRA or Service Canada, you may be able to get a credit towards your CERB debt. To get this credit, you must meet all the conditions. Your credit will not be more than your CERB amount owing.... ...

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Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) – FAQ (last update: December 24th, 2021)     The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) is extending until May 7, 2022. The maximum number of weeks you can apply for also increases to 44 weeks.   Eligibility Who is eligible for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit? The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit will... ...

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How to apply Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB)

If you meet all the eligibility criteria for the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB), you can receive $300 ($270 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period. The CWLB is available only when your region is designated as a COVID-19 lockdown region. Eligibility criteria You must meet all the following conditions for the 1-week period you’re applying for: You reside in Canada (You... ...

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CRB – Who can apply

Who can apply If you are eligible for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), you can receive $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period. Eligibility criteria To be eligible for the CRB, you must meet all the following conditions for the 2-week period you’re applying for: During the period you’re applying for: you were not employed or self-employed for reasons related... ...

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Toronto Sun – High schoolers reportedly claimed $636 million in federal relief cheques

Kevin Connor Publishing date: Jul 14, 2022 Statistics Canada says hundreds of thousands of teenaged students received payments of up to $5,000, which was money intended for COVID relief aid for jobless taxpayers facing eviction or foreclosure, according to Blacklock’s Reporter. Access to Information documents show in 2021 a total $636 million was paid to high... ...

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How to change my address with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)?

Who must notify the CRA of the change of address? Anyone earning revenue in Canada must update their address with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).  For most of us, when we talk about changes of address with the federal government, we mainly refer to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). By changing your address with CRA, it... ...

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CBC.ca – Almost 100,000 students to get break on CERB repayments

Elizabeth Thompson · CBC News · Posted: Jun 24, 2022 Many students who got CERB should have applied for the lower paying Canada Emergency Student Benefit Nearly 100,000 students asked to repay CERB benefits they claimed during the COVID-19 pandemic could soon get a break. Under an order in council, adopted without fanfare earlier this month, students will be able... ...

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Canada.ca – Update on the Government of Canada issuing debt notification to ineligible Canada Emergency Response Benefit recipients

May 10, 2022   Ottawa, Ontario   Canada Revenue Agency The quick and decisive actions taken by the Government of Canada to provide income support through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) helped more than 8 million workers and their families stay afloat, and millions more through the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) that followed. As part of its... ...

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CBC.ca – These Islanders say the CRA wants them to repay thousands from emergency COVID-19 benefit

CBC News · Posted: May 12, 2022 6:00 AM AT  |  from Hannah Bryenton Government says the repayments should have been anticipated, but many say they are frustrated, confused Islanders who received money from the federal government’s COVID-19 emergency benefit say they’re surprised to be getting emails and letters claiming they owe the Canada Revenue Agency thousands... ...

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CP24 – Government data suggests First Nations hit more often with CERB repayment letters

Jordan Press, Kelly Geraldine Malone And Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press Published Friday, April 22, 2022 Vivian Ketchum applied for emergency aid during the first wave of the pandemic when she was forced to isolate after being a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. As someone who is already in a financially... ...

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How to fix mistake on the T4A slip?

If you find an issue on your T4A slip, call the CRA right away to resolve it. Call the CRA For any of the following: your T4A slip shows an incorrect amount the amounts you repaid before December 31, 2021, are not reflected on your T4A slip your T4A slip shows incorrect personal information such... ...

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Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) Overview —

  Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) CRCB extends to May 7, 2022 The CRCB is extending until May 7, 2022. The maximum number of weeks you can apply for also increases to 44 weeks. You can apply retroactively for periods 61 to 63 until February 16, 2022 if you are eligible. The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income... ...

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Insauga.com – CRA asking residents to justify receiving CERB in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and rest of Canada

By Jonah Shinuda  |  Published March 6, 2022 Residents who collected money from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) can expect a letter — if they haven’t gotten one already — from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) asking them to verify that they were eligible to receive it. The CERB was rolled out early during the... ...

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T4A tax slips for COVID-19 benefits

You will get a T4A slip if you received any amounts from the following COVID-19 benefits: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with the CRA Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) Provincial or territorial COVID-19 financial assistance payments These benefit amounts are taxable and any amounts received... ...

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Canada Recovery Benefits (CRB) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – November 6th, 2020 update

Canada Recovery Benefits (CRB) – FAQ (last update: November 6th, 2020) The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. The CRB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If you are eligible for the CRB, you... ...

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