COVID-19: CERB Business Support Released

Casa Foundation continues to engage with all stakeholders at the 3-levels of Canadian government, small businesses, and the private sector to find meaningful solutions for those impacted by Covid-19. Here are the steps to follow to receive payment of CERB palliatives (Canada Emergency Response Benefits) starting this week.

Federal Government Updates:

Canada Emergency Response Benefit

The Application Portal for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) opened on 6th April. In order to make the CERB application process as seamless as possible, you should apply on the following days based on your month of birth:

How to Apply:

•   CRA MyAccount: Make sure your direct deposit and mailing information is up to date
•    Automated Phone Service:
o   The telephone number to apply is 1-800-959-2019.
o   This number will be available starting from April 6, 2020. You should have your SIN number and postal code available.
o   You will also be required to confirm the period you are applying for and declare that you qualify for the benefits
o   Both of these services (CRA MyAccount and the telephone service) will be available 21 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will be closed for maintenance from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. (Eastern time).

What you could receive:
•   Lump sum of $2,000 for every 4 weeks that you are eligible, to a maximum of 16 weeks between March 15 (retroactive) and October 3, 2020
•   Prime Minister Trudeau has confirmed that the first installment of emergency funds – up to $2,000 per month for those who lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic – will be deposited into the accounts of eligible Canadians within three to five days of applying. 

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