You must re-apply every 2 weeks
The CRB does not renew automatically. To keep getting your payments, you must re-apply after each period, up to a maximum of 13 periods. To confirm the number of periods you have already received the CRB, you can review your application history in CRA My Account, under “COVID-19 Support Payment Application Details”.
Make sure you are still eligible
You must continue to meet all the CRB eligibility criteria to keep receiving the benefit. Check that you’re still eligible every time you re-apply.
Continue to look for work
The CRB gives support to those who are unable to work or have reduced income due to COVID-19. You must be looking for work to be eligible. We encourage you to consult Job Bank, Canada’s national employment service, that offers tools to help with your job search.
How to re-apply
You may only apply after the 2-week period you are applying for has ended. The application process is the same every time.
Determine when you can apply.
If you know when to apply, apply online or by phone.
When to expect your payment
If you’re eligible for the CRB, you can expect to get $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) for the 2-week period you applied for.
Processing time without validation
Direct deposit takes about 3 to 5 business days if you have it set up with the CRA.
A mailed cheque should arrive in about 10 to 12 business days.
Processing time with validation
If your application requires further validation, processing may take up to 4 weeks from the time we receive your documentation.