New "Sickness & Caregiver" Recovery Benefits now available. This includes 3 new temporary benefits of up to $500 per week for workers unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19.
The new benefits include the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), which will replace the Canada?Emergency?Response Benefit (CERB) for workers not eligible for EI benefits now that the CERB has ended, the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefits (CRCB).?These benefits will be in place for one year beginning September 27, 2020.
#1) Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit CRCB) of $500 per week for up to 26 weeks per household for workers unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they must care for a child under the age of 12 or family member because schools, daycares or care facilities are closed due to COVID-19, or because the child or family member is sick and/or required to quarantine or is at high risk of serious health implications because of COVID-19
#2) Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) of $500 per week for up to a maximum of two weeks, for workers who are unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they contracted COVID-19, self-isolated for reasons related to COVID-19, have underlying conditions, are undergoing treatments or have contracted other sicknesses that, in the opinion of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, person in authority, government or public health authority, would make them more susceptible to COVID-19.
#3) Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), which 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 (including self-employed, contract workers or those working in the gig economy), or had their employment/self-employment income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19. This benefit will be paid in two-week periods.??