Get ready to apply

The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) is not open for application. The easiest way to apply will be online through CRA My Account.

You can get ready now by answering these questions.

Confirm you are currently registered with the CRA

Have you applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) with CRA before?

Set up direct deposit

Direct deposit payments take about 3 to 5 business days. A cheque takes about 10 to 12 business days.

Is your direct deposit information up to date with the CRA?

Check impact on your social assistance benefits

Do you receive any provincial or territorial Social (Income or Disability) Assistance?

When to apply

Applications not open yet

Details about when and how you can apply will be available on October 12, 2020.