TORONTO — Canadians who were among the first to receive the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) must now reapply for another four weeks of benefits.
CERB offers $500 per week for Canadians who’ve lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but recipients must confirm their eligibility for the program every four weeks.
The renewal payments are not automatic, meaning anyone who applied for CERB between April 6 and April 10 will now need to reapply for the benefit.
To qualify for the benefit, Canadians must be at least 15 years of age and have been forced out of work due to the pandemic. They must also have earned at least $5,000 in the previous calendar year and now expect to make less than $1,000 per month while collecting the CERB payments.
Recipients can reapply for the benefit either or by calling 1 .
Those receiving the benefit through Service Canada must fill out their EI Report Card to receive the payment.