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Government of Canada announced details of how to apply for the
CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFITS

Here is a step-by-step guide for you to be ready.
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CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT (CERB):

1. SETUP AN ACCOUNT ON MY CRA ACCOUNT:
Set up your CRA account and Direct Deposit as soon as possible to be ready
Englishhttps://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-individuals/account-individuals.html
Frenchhttps://www.canada.ca/fr/agence-revenu/services/services-electroniques/services-electroniques-particuliers/dossier-particuliers.html

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE BENEFITS?

The benefit will be available to workers:

  • Residing in Canada, who are at least 15 years old;
  • Who have stopped working because of COVID-19 or are eligible for Employment Insurance regular or sickness benefits:
  • Who had income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of their application; and
  • Who are or expect to be without employment or self-employment income for at least 14 consecutive days in the initial four-week period. For subsequent benefit periods, they expect to have no employment income.
Find out all the details and answers to your questions:
English version:
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html
French version:
https://www.canada.ca/fr/services/prestations/ae/pcusc-application.html
 
2. HOW TO APPLY

Government of Canada will start accepting applications on April 6.

Prior to April 6, individuals who are without work and are eligible for EI can continue to apply for Employment Insurance.

Whether you apply online or by phone, the CRA wants to provide the best service possible to everyone. To help manage this, the CRA has set up specific days for you to apply. Please use the following guidelines based on your month of birth:

3. There are TWO WAYS TO APPLY
starting on April 6 - see the chart above for your date

a) Online with CRA My Account
  1. Go to COVID-19: Canada Emergency Response Benefit in the alert banner at the top of the page
  2. Select the period you want to apply for
  3. Declare that you qualify for the benefit
  4. Confirm we have the right payment information

b) Over the phone with an automated phone service
  1. Before you call To verify your identity, you'll need:
    • your social insurance number (SIN)
    • postal code
  2. Telephone number: 1-800-959-2019 Follow instructions below before you call:
  • Select your language preference: English or French
  • Follow the prompts to enter your information, including:
  • your SIN
  • confirmation of your postal code
  • the period you are applying for
  • Declare that you qualify for the benefit

English: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html
French: https://www.canada.ca/fr/agence-revenu/services/prestations/faire-demande-pcu-aupres-arc.html

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