Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) Announced
The CRB is an income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI). Details about how to apply will be released on October 12, and applicants will be able to apply for a retroactive period dating back to September 27, 2020. Eligible applicants can receive $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period; if your situation does not improve within 2 weeks, you can apply again for a maximum of 13 eligibility periods. To learn more about the application process, and to check your eligibility, click here.