OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) — Applications for the income support program replacing the Canada Emergency Response Benefit opened on Monday.
The Canada Recovery Benefit will provide $500 per week to those whose employment was affected by COVID-19 but who are not entitled to Employment Insurance.
The legislation to support Canadian workers through Recovery Benefits has received Royal Assent.
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A new application is required every two weeks, and people can claim the benefit up to 13 times.
“The Government is committed to having safeguards in place to protect Canadians from fraud and to keep the system secure. To this end, the CRA is taking steps to implement additional verification and security measures up-front, to help ensure that it delivers benefit payments only to individuals who are entitled to receive them. In some cases, individuals will be asked to provide additional information so that their eligibility can be verified before their application is processed,” reads a release from Employment and Social Development Canada.