Justin Trudeau announces $2,000-per-month for incomes affected by COVID-19

Those who lost their incomes are eligible to apply

Prime minister Justin Trudeau has announced an emergency benefit that will provide $2,000 per month for four months to those who lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

During a now-daily press conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa this morning, Trudeau announced that the House of Commons passed the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), an aid package for those affected by COVID-19. This now collapses the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit into one.

Those eligible for CERB include those who lost their jobs, those who are sick, quarantined or looking after someone who has COVID-19, parents who have to stay home with children and contract workers or those self-employed. The money will be paid every four weeks and is available from March 15th until October 3rd.

Those who have applied and are eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) can find out more how they will be affected here.
 


 


 


 
The application portal for CERB is set to open in early April, and those who apply can expect money to arrive within 10 days.