Repay COVID-19 benefits

COVID-19 benefits provided temporary income support to individuals who were directly affected by the pandemic.

If you received benefit payments that you were not eligible for, you will need to return the full amount you received.

This applies to any of these COVID-19 benefits:

  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with the CRA: Repayments
  • Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB): Repayments
  • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB): Repayments
  • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB): Repayments
  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB): Repayments
  • Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB): Repayments

Repay CERB received from Service Canada

If you received CERB from Service Canada, you must repay Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

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