Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

Canada Recovery Benefit website

The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

The CRB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

If you are eligible for the CRB, you can receive $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period.

If your situation continues past 2 weeks, you will need to apply again. You may apply up to a total of 13 eligibility periods (26 weeks) between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.

How To Apply

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) ENDED

The CERB has ended. You may apply retroactively for the final period (August 30 to Sept 26, 2020) through the CRA.

Find support after CERB

If you continue to need income support, find out if you are eligible for Employment Insurance or other Recovery benefits.

Transition to new COVID-19 benefits

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your 2019 tax return has been filed and you have signed up for an Individual account through Canada Revenue Agency, to facilitate your application for federal benefits.

New Benefits - What to Expect