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CERB ottawa financial support canada food bank

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.

More info (eligibility, etc) and application here:

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