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Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA

Status: Closed

The CERB closed to retroactive applications on December 2, 2020. You can no longer apply for this benefit. If you were asked to provide additional documents to validate your application, you must ensure the CRA receives them by December 7, 2020.

Find support after CERB

If you continue to need income support, find out if you are eligible for Employment Insurance or other Recovery benefits.

Transition to new COVID-19 benefits

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

Applicants received $2,000 for a 4-week period (the same as $500 a week), between March 15 and September 26, 2020.

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