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COVID-19: New emergency care benefit

Government of Canada

WARNING!

THIS BENEFIT WILL BE REPLACED BY THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT.

A benefit available starting April 2020, renewable every two weeks, of up to $900 every two weeks, for a maximum of 15 weeks, has been created for Canadian workers:

  • In quarantine or who have COVID-19 (not eligible for employment insurance sickness benefits);
  • Taking care of a family member who has COVID-19 (not eligible for employment insurance sickness benefits);
  • Who have children in need of care or supervision because schools are closed and who are not able to earn employment income (whether or not they are eligible for employment insurance).

Apply:

  • Through CRA’s My Account;
  • Through My Service Canada Account;
  • By calling a toll-free number.

Some conditions apply.

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