Opening of CERB replacement service requests


OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – Applications for the Income Support Program replacing the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit open Monday.The Canadian Recovery Benefit will provide $ 500 per week to people whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19 but who are not eligible for Employment Insurance.

A new application is required every two weeks, and people can apply for the benefit up to 13 times.


“The government is committed to putting safeguards in place to protect Canadians against fraud and keep the system secure. To this end, the CRA is taking steps to implement additional verification and security measures upfront, to ensure that it only pays benefits to those 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, ”read a press release from Employment and Social Development Canada.


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