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Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

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How much you receive per period

The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) provides a payment of $500 (before taxes withheld) per household for each 1-week period applied for. After the CRA withholds a 10% tax at source, the actual payment you get is $450 per 1-week period.

Only one eligible individual in the same household (living as a family at the same address) can apply for the benefit per week.

Each household may receive payments for a maximum of 26 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.

If you're eligible, your payment amount will be the same for each period you’ve applied for, even if:

  • you are caring for more than one family member who needs supervised care
  • you worked for less than 50% of the work week

How we calculate your payment

  • $500 (CRCB gross amount)
  • minus   $50 (10% tax withheld at source)
  • equals $450 (amount you receive per period)

Impact on your taxes

The 10% tax withheld at source may not be all the tax you need to pay. When you complete your personal income tax return, you may need to pay more (or less), depending on how much income you earned. You must still report CRCB payments that you receive as income when you file your personal income tax return.

The CRA will provide you with a T4A tax information slip at tax time for the amount you received for all CRA administered COVID-19 benefits.

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