Financial Aid(CERB) & the COVID-19 Crisis

What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)? This is a federal financial aid option to help business owners, employees, and self-employed get much-needed financial relief during the COVID-19 crisis. 

CERB covers individuals who are not covered by Employment Insurance (EI) and if you qualify, you can start applying on April 6, 2020. The first payment will come within 10 days of applying for the CERB and it will be paid out in a $2,000 lump sum every four weeks, for up to 16 weeks. 

How do you apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)? You’ll be able to apply through the CRA MyAccount secure portal, your secure My Service Canada Account or over the phone. 

Due to the expected application load, you will be able to apply on certain dates depending on your month of birth: January to March can apply on April 6, April to June on April 7, July to September on April 8 and October to December on April 9, 2020.

Please do not hesitate to call Rumanek & Company at 416-665-3328 if you need personal finance help, you are considering personal bankruptcy in Ontario or would like answers concerning filing for either a consumer proposal or bankruptcy in Ontario.

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