On September 27, 2020, Bill C-4: COVID Response Measures received Royal Assent. This legislation outlines provisions for three new recovery benefits in response to COVID-19 to support Canadian citizens.
As of today, October 5th 2020, applications for two (Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit and Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit) of the three benefits are available via Canada Revenue Agency’s My Account (https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-individuals/account-individuals.html) or via phone (1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041). The third benefit is the Canada Recovery Benefit; applications for this will also be made via My Account or phone and will open on October 12. Taxes will be withheld at the source with the administration of these three new benefits.
|Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)||$500 per week||Maximum of 2 weeks|
You are unable to work for at least 50% of the week because you’re self-isolating for one of the following reasons:
|Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)||$500 per week||Maximum of 26 weeks per household|
You are unable to work for at least 50% of the week because you must care for a child under the age of 12 or family member.
You are caring for your child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care because they are at home for one of the following reasons:
|Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)||$500 per week||Maximum of 26 weeks per worker|
During the period you’re applying for:
For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html