Canada Emergency Response Benefit
This is a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to four months.
Seasonal workers and those who have recently run out of employment insurance (EI), along with people who make less than $1,000 a month due to reduced work hours, also qualify.
People who are normally eligible for employment insurance (EI) can continue to apply through EI and Service Canada, and they will automatically be enrolled in CERB.
Who can apply:
Those eligible include those workers forced to stop working because of the outbreak, those sickened by COVID-19 and those who are not being paid but still have employment.
March 15 to Oct. 3. The deadline for applications is Dec. 2.