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Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA

The CERB is ending September 26, 2020

Apply now for any period between March 15 and September 26, 2020.

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) gives financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19.

If you are eligible, you can receive $2,000 for a 4-week period (the same as $500 a week).

If your situation continues past 4 weeks, you will need to apply for the CERB again. You may re-apply for up to a total of 28 weeks.

Protect yourself against cyber incidents, fraud and identity theft

Help protect your CRA account and online information:

  • Use unique passwords for all your accounts
  • Sign up for CRA account email notifications
  • Set up a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use when you call the CRA
  • Keep your contact information current

For more tips, go to Security of your CRA account.

If you notice any suspicious account activity, contact the CRA to report a security incident.

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