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Internal government analysis shows heavy reliance on now-defunct recovery benefits – Canada News – .


The Canadian Press – | History: 349545

An internal government analysis of the Canadian Recovery Benefit indicates that the majority of recipients who received federal assistance were continuing or repeat recipients of the now-terminated assistance program.

Analysis by Employment and Social Development Canada found that at the start of June, 1.5 million, or about 75 percent of the 1.8 million unique beneficiaries of the benefit, were continuing or repeat beneficiaries.

Among them were some 627,000 beneficiaries who applied for and received the benefit for months at a time, never taking a break.

The Canadian Press obtained a copy of the briefing note to the department’s senior official under the Access to Information Act.

Experts who reviewed the document suggest that the analysis hints at the level of need for the income support program, which ended over the weekend.

As of October 10, the CRB had paid just over $ 27 billion to nearly 2.2 million applicants since its launch at the end of September 2020.

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