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Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB) - Closed

Status: Closed

The CWLB closed to retroactive applications on May 19, 2022. You can no longer apply for this benefit.

The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB) gave temporary income support to employed and self-employed people who could not work due to a COVID-19 lockdown.

The CWLB was only available when a COVID-19 lockdown order was designated for your region.

If you were eligible for the CWLB, you could have received $300 ($270 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period. The CWLB was available for designated regions between October 24, 2021 and May 7, 2022.

The CWLB was administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

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