Today Is The First Day For CRB Applications & There Were Already Technical Issues

The new program replaces the CERB.
Today Is The First Day For CRB Applications & There Were Already Technical Issues

The CERB may have come to an end, but Canadian workers in need of financial assistance can now apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit instead.

The newest program from the federal government provides $500 a week to workers (including those who are self-employed) who have lost their job or had their income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19.

The Canada Revenue Agency announced that applications could officially be submitted as of October 12 in a press release.

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$500 CRB weekly payment

While people were allowed to start applying for the benefit, the CRA was reporting on Twitter that the website was experiencing glitches early in the day.

However, by about 12:30 p.m. Eastern, the agency tweeted to say that the system issues had been resolved.

Still, that didn't stop at least a few people from expressing their frustration on Twitter, as they were unable to put in their applications.

The CRB is part of a new batch of COVID-19 benefits that also includes the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.

The government also recently announced additional assistance to businesses that were forced to close due to a second wave of the virus.

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