Applications Open for New Benefits (CRSB & CRCB)

Lisa C. COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

If you need to stay home from work because you’re sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or because you have to take care of a loved one, here’s some good news:

The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) are now open for applications!

announced on October 6, 2020

If you want to apply by yourself, you can apply through either of these two ways:

  • Canada Revenue Agency’s My Account
  • Call 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041

Need help with the applications? Our newcomer planners help eligible clients free of charge via online counseling sessions! Book a session with us today here:

Next week, the Canada Recovery Benefit will open for applications as well, for those who are directly affected by COVID-19 but can’t access Employment Insurance.

To be ready when applications open, please register for My Account in advance. Set up direct deposit to receive the benefit faster.

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