The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) will provide eligible workers with $500 per week for up to 26 weeks for those who have stopped working and who are not eligible for EI, or had their employment/self-employment income reduced by at least 50 per cent due to COVID-19. These workers must be available and looking for work, and must accept work where it is reasonable to do so.
The CRA will open the applications for the CRB on October 12th, 2020. This benefit will be paid in two-week periods. Eligible individuals will be able to apply for recovery benefits online through the CRA’s My Account portal or by phone through the CRA’s automated phone line: 1-800-959-8281