COVID-19 Emergency Financial Supports

We are all collectively going through an unimaginable, challenging situation and some of us have been impacted financially more than others.

The resources below have been compiled from the City of Edmonton Earn*Save*Build monthly compilation of Financial Empowerment activities in the Edmonton area. 

 

Federal Government Supports

 

Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

The CRB provides $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) per week for up to 38 weeks for workers who:

  • are not employed or self-employed for reasons related to COVID-19  or have had their income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19
  • are not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI)
  • meet all the eligibility criteria for period they're applying for

 

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

The CRSB provides $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) per week for up to a maximum of four weeks, for workers who:

  • Are unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they contracted COVID-19
  • Are self-isolated for reasons related to COVID-19
  • have underlying conditions, are undergoing treatments or have contracted other sicknesses that, in the opinion of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, person in authority, government or public health authority, would make them more susceptible to COVID-19.
  • To be eligible for the CRCB, you must meet all the following conditions for the 1-week period you're applying for

 

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

The CRCB provides $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for up to 38 weeks per household for workers:

  • unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they must care for a child under the age of 12 or family member because schools, day-cares or care facilities are closed due to COVID-19
  • because the child or family member is sick and/or required to quarantine or is at high risk of serious health implications because of COVID-19
  • To be eligible for the CRCB, you must meet all the following conditions for the 1-week period you're applying for

 

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