The CESB is a taxable benefit that provides relief for eligible students for a maximum of 16 weeks.

Payment amount

The benefit provides a payment of $1,250 for each 4-week period from May to August 2020.

You may be able to get an extra $750 (total benefit amount of $2,000) for each 4-week period, if you meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • you have a disability as defined for this benefit
    What is considered a disability
  • you have at least one child under the age of 12 or other dependants
    Who can be claimed as a dependant

Eligibility periods

The number of eligibility periods you can apply for and the total amount you can receive, depends on whether you’re a graduating or post-secondary student, or a graduating high school student.

Post-secondary students amount details
Eligibility periodAmount
May 10 to June 6, 2020$1,250 or $2,000
Depending on your eligibility
June 7 to July 4, 2020$1,250 or $2,000
Depending on your eligibility
July 5 to August 1, 2020$1,250 or $2,000
Depending on your eligibility
August 2 to August 29, 2020$1,250 or $2,000
Depending on your eligibility