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Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

How much you can get

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How much you receive per period

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

Your payment amount will be the same for each period you’ve applied for, even if you worked for part of the week. To be eligible, you must have missed more than 50% of your work week.

If you’re eligible, you may apply up to a maximum of 2 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.

How we calculate your payment

  • $500 (CRSB 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 CRSB payments 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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