The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has been extended to a total of 28 weeks (from the original 26 weeks). This will extend the original CERB payments to 27 September 2020.
Beginning 27 September anyone who qualifies for EI will be migrated to this program, and anyone else can apply for the newly announced Canada Recovery Benefit.
*NEW* Canadian Recovery Benefit
CRB starts 27 September 2020 for people who don’t qualify for EI (freelancers)
This program will offer $400 a week for 26 weeks.
You can claim income but your benefit will be reduced by $0.50 for each $1 earned.
Employment Insurance Program
With the revised EI program, you will receive 55% of your former income up to $573/week, but the floor (minimum payment) has been raised to $400.
You will qualify for between 26 and 45 weeks depending on the worked hours you have banked. You have to have worked 120 hours to qualify for this year.
You must claim outside income earned, but your benefit will be reduced by $0.50 for every $1 earned.
Canada Recovery Care-giving Benefit
$550 for week per household caregiving benefit up to 26 weeks.
Canadian Recovery Sickness Benefit
Also you can be eligible for $500 weekly for up to two weeks for those who don’t have paid sick leave or if you become sick or if you need to isolate for reasons linked to COVID-19