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Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB)

The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB) gives temporary income support to employed and self-employed people who cannot work due to a COVID-19 lockdown.The CWLB is only available when a COVID-19 lockdown order is designated for your region.If you are eligible for the CWLB, you can receive $300 ($270 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period. You may apply for any weeks your region is eligible between October 24, 2021 and May 7, 2022.The CWLB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Expanded criteria for designating a region

The government announced expanded criteria for designating a region. If your region is designated as a result of these changes, you will be able to apply retroactively for up to 60 days after each period ends.