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Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB)

Calculate your income decrease

Use the calculator to determine your average weekly income from the previous year and compare it to your weekly income during the CWLB period you're applying for.

The result shows if you meet the 50% reduction in income required to be eligible for this benefit. Your income reduction must be due a COVID-19 lockdown in your region.

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The CRA does not collect or store any of the information you enter. The amounts you enter are only used to help you determine the decrease in your weekly income during the CWLB period you're applying for compared to the previous year.

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  1. Step 1: Determine your weekly income from the previous year

    Use your annual employment or net self-employment income from either 2020, 2021, or the previous 12 months.

    Periods in 2021 (periods 1 to 9)

    You may use income from either:

    • the 2020 calendar year
    • the past 12 months
    Periods in 2022 (periods 10 to 28)

    You may use income from any of the following:

    • the 2020 calendar year
    • the 2021 calendar year
    • the past 12 months

    Previous year income you should include

    $
  2. Step 2: Determine the difference in your income

    Add up the employment or net self-employment income you earned during the 1-week period that you're applying for.

    Current weekly income you should include

    $

    See CWLB period dates

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