Applying for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) provides support to workers and self-employed people who have been directly affected by COVID-19.
The Canada Revenue Agency will start accepting applications for the CERB starting on April 6. If you applied for EI regular or sickness benefits on March 15, 2020 or later, your claim will automatically be processed under the CERB program.
The CRA has specific days set up in which you can apply. The dates for application depend on your birth month. If you can not apply on your specific day, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are open for all applicants.
Sign up now for a CRA My Account and ensure your direct deposit information is current to help ease the process.