COVID-19 Federal Government Benefits
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COVID-19 Federal Government Benefits

The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) have been extended to May 7, 2022

CRSB

The maximum number of weeks you can apply for also increases to 6 weeks (up to a total of 6 weeks between September 27, 2020, and May 7, 2022). CRSB gives income support to individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19. If you are eligible for the CRSB, you can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for a 1-week period.

CRCB

This benefit provides income support to employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care. This applies if their school, regular program, or facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19, or because they are sick, self-isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19. If you are eligible for the CRCB, your household can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period.

For more information or to apply, visit the Canada Revenue Agency at canada.ca.

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