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Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

Eligibility criteria - Closed

Status: Closed

If you were eligible for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB), one member of your household could have received $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period.

To apply for the CRCB, you must have met all the eligibility criteria and been employed or self-employed on the day before your first application period.

Eligibility criteria checklist

To be eligible for the CRCB payment, you must have met all the conditions for the 1-week period you applied for:

    Who could advise a person under your care to self-isolate
    • a medical practitioner
    • a nurse practitioner
    • a person in authority
    • the government
    • your public health authority
  • Definition

    You lived and had a home in Canada, but did not have to be a citizen or a permanent resident.

    What counted towards the $5,000
    • Counts as income:
      • All employment or self-employment income, including:
        • tips
        • non-eligible dividends
        • honoraria (nominal amounts paid to volunteers)
        • royalties (payments to artists)
    • Does not count as income:
      • disability benefits
      • student loans, bursaries or scholarships
      • social assistance or family support payments
      • Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Québec Pension Plan (QPP), or other pension income
      • Old Age Security (OAS) payments
      • amounts from these COVID-19 benefits:
        • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
        • Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
        • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
        • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)
        • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)
        • Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB)
  • What is considered a household for this benefit

    A group of people who lives together as a family unit at the same address

  • Exceptions

    This did not apply to you if you were isolating because:

    • you travelled for medical treatment certified by a medical practitioner
    • you accompanied a person who was not able to travel without help from an attendant to get medical treatment certified by a medical practitioner
    • you were an essential worker who travelled for reasons normally exempt from quarantine (such as health care workers or truck drivers who needed to cross the border for work) but were required to quarantine upon return to Canada

If you did not meet the above criteria, you were not eligible for the CRCB.

Find out if you need to repay the CRCB.

Review CRCB eligibility periods

Each household was eligible for a maximum of 44 weeks between September 27, 2020 and May 7, 2022.

Select an eligibility period to view it in a calendar

  • No longer available
    • Period 1: September 27 to October 3, 2020
    • Period 2: October 4 to October 10, 2020
    • Period 3: October 11 to October 17, 2020
    • Period 4: October 18 to October 24, 2020
    • Period 5: October 25 to October 31, 2020
    • Period 6: November 1 to November 7, 2020
    • Period 7: November 8 to November 14, 2020
    • Period 8: November 15 to November 21, 2020
    • Period 9: November 22 to November 28, 2020
    • Period 10: November 29 to December 5, 2020
    • Period 11: December 6 to December 12, 2020
    • Period 12: December 13 to December 19, 2020
    • Period 13: December 20 to December 26, 2020
    • Period 14: December 27, 2020 to January 2, 2021
    • Period 15: January 3 to January 9, 2021
    • Period 16: January 10 to January 16, 2021
    • Period 17: January 17 to January 23, 2021
    • Period 18: January 24 to January 30, 2021
    • Period 19: January 31 to February 6, 2021
    • Period 20: February 7 to February 13, 2021
    • Period 21: February 14 to February 20, 2021
    • Period 22: February 21 to February 27, 2021
    • Period 23: February 28 to March 6, 2021
    • Period 24: March 7 to March 13, 2021
    • Period 25: March 14 to March 20, 2021
    • Period 26: March 21 to March 27, 2021
    • Period 27: March 28 to April 3, 2021
    • Period 28: April 4 to April 10, 2021
    • Period 29: April 11 to April 17, 2021
    • Period 30: April 18 to April 24, 2021
    • Period 31: April 25 to May 1, 2021
    • Period 32: May 2 to May 8, 2021
    • Period 33: May 9 to May 15, 2021
    • Period 34: May 16 to May 22, 2021
    • Period 35: May 23 to May 29, 2021
    • Period 36: May 30 to June 5, 2021
    • Period 37: June 6 to June 12, 2021
    • Period 38: June 13 to June 19, 2021
    • Period 39: June 20 to June 26, 2021
    • Period 40: June 27 to July 3, 2021
    • Period 41: July 4 to July 10, 2021
    • Period 42: July 11 to July 17, 2021
    • Period 43: July 18 to July 24, 2021
    • Period 44: July 25 to July 31, 2021
    • Period 45: August 1 to August 7, 2021
    • Period 46: August 8 to August 14, 2021
    • Period 47: August 15 to August 21, 2021
    • Period 48: August 22 to August 28, 2021
    • Period 49: August 29 to September 4, 2021
    • Period 50: September 5 to September 11, 2021
    • Period 51: September 12 to September 18, 2021
    • Period 52: September 19 to September 25, 2021
    • Period 53: September 26 to October 2, 2021
    • Period 54: October 3 to October 9, 2021
    • Period 55: October 10 to October 16, 2021
    • Period 56: October 17 to October 23, 2021
    • Period 57: October 24 to October 30, 2021
    • Period 58: October 31 to November 6, 2021
    • Period 59: November 7 to November 13, 2021
    • Period 60: November 14 to November 20, 2021
    • Period 61: November 21 to November 27, 2021
    • Period 62: November 28 to December 4, 2021
    • Period 63: December 5 to December 11, 2021
    • Period 64: December 12 to December 18, 2021
    • Period 65: December 19 to December 25, 2021
    • Period 66: December 26, 2021 to January 1, 2022
    • Period 67: January 2 to January 8, 2022
    • Period 68: January 9 to January 15, 2022
    • Period 69: January 16 to January 22, 2022
    • Period 70: January 23 to January 29, 2022
    • Period 71: January 30 to February 5, 2022
    • Period 72: February 6 to February 12, 2022
    • Period 73: February 13 to February 19, 2022
    • Period 74: February 20 to February 26, 2022
    • Period 75: February 27 to March 5, 2022
    • Period 76: March 6 to March 12, 2022
    • Period 77: March 13 to March 19, 2022
    • Period 78: March 20 to March 26, 2022
    • Period 79: March 27 to April 2, 2022
    • Period 80: April 3 to April 9, 2022
    • Period 81: April 10 to April 16, 2022
    • Period 82: April 17 to April 23, 2022
    • Period 83: April 24 to April 30, 2022
    • Period 84: May 1 to May 7, 2022

Verifying your eligibility

The CRA will verify that you were eligible to receive the CRCB. Individuals who are found to have intentionally made fraudulent claims may face additional consequences, such as penalties or possible jail time.

To report suspected misuse, go to: CRA's Leads program.

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