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Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

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You must re-apply to get another week

The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) provides a maximum of 6 payments and does not renew automatically. If you are eligible for another payment, you must apply for each 1-week period separately.

To re-apply, you must continue to meet all the eligibility criteria.

How to re-apply

You can only apply after the 1-week period you are applying for has ended. The application process is the same each time.

Determine when you can apply.

If you know when to apply, apply online or by phone.

When to expect your payment

If you're eligible for the CRSB, you can expect to get $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for the 1-week period you applied for.

Processing time without validation

Direct deposit
Direct deposit takes about 3 to 5 business days if you have it set up with the CRA.
By mail
A mailed cheque should arrive in about 10 to 12 business days.

Processing time with validation

If your application requires further validation, processing may take up to 4 weeks from the time we receive your documentation.

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