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Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) | Extended to May 7, 2022

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The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19. The CRSB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

If you are eligible for the CRSB, you can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for a 1-week period.

If your situation continues, you will need to apply again. You may apply for up to a total of 6 weeks between September 27, 2020 and May 7, 2022.

The CRSB is extending until May 7, 2022. The maximum number of weeks you can apply for also increases to 6 weeks. You can apply retroactively for periods 61 to 63 until February 16, 2022 if you are eligible.

Who can apply? 

If you are eligible for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), you can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period.

To apply for the CRSB, you must meet all the eligibility criteria and be employed or self-employed on the day before your first application period.

How eligibility periods work

Each Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) eligibility period is a specific 1-week period. When you apply, you will receive a $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) payment for that period.

The CRSB does not renew automatically. If your situation continues, you must apply for another eligibility period separately. You may apply for any eligible 1-week period for up to 60 days after that period has ended.

You can apply for a maximum of 6 weeks between September 27, 2020 and May 7, 2022.

The 6 weeks do not have to be taken consecutively. You cannot apply retroactively for periods that are closed.

If you become sick or have to self-isolate due to COVID-19 part way through a period, you can only apply for the period if you missed more than 50% of that work week. If you miss less than that, you need to wait to apply for the next eligibility period.

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