News Release – Canada Emergency Response Benefit

In a news release from Ottawa today the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit would be a simpler and more accessible combination of the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit.

The new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) aid package is coming in early April. Other reports indicate applications could be made as early as April 6th, 2020 with payments to qualified taxpayers under the CERB benefit expected to be in taxpayer’s hands approximately 10 days after submitting their application.

Further, according to the PM’s news update earlier this afternoon followed by the official news release noted below, there will be a new website coming online to handle applications for the CERB benefit for those who have lost their income due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and don’t qualify for Employment Insurance including the self-employed.

Hopefully further details will be released prior to early April when the application process commences.

Please practice Social Distancing and Self-Isolation and stay safe.

Click here to read today’s news release.