If you stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks.
It looks as though:
The CERB application process will open this week, and people are to apply based on what month they are born. People born:
- Jan, Feb, March – Apply on Mondays starting April 6
- April, May, Jun – Apply on Tuesday starting April 7
- July, Aug, Sept – Apply on Wednesdays starting April 8
- Oct, Nov, Dec – Apply on Thursdays starting April 9
Money by direct deposit will take 3-5 days.
Money by check will take 10-12 days.