Canadians Can Get $500 Per Week If They're Caring For A Child During COVID-19
If you have a child under 12, here's what you need to know.👇💰
If you’ve been caring for a child under 12 during the COVID-19 pandemic, you could be eligible for the(CRCB).
It’s there to support parents who continue to be affected byand as well as those who need to stay at home due to daycare closures.
If you have aright now, here's what you need to know:
What is the CRCB?
The CRCB is one of Canada’s newerdesigned to replace the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
While other benefits support those who areor those the CRCB is there to help parents and caregivers.
In particular, it supports anyone who is at home right now looking after a loved one, instead of going to work.
To be able to apply for the funding, claimants must meet all of the government’sincluding being employed or self-employed on the day before the first application period.
The benefit is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
How much can you get?
The benefit provides eligible applicants withper household.
As all of the government’sthe CRA withholds 10% at source.
This means claimants will get $450 after tax per every one-week period.
A household can apply for a maximum of 26 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.
The payment will remain the same every week, regardless of the number of family members being cared for.
It also remains unchanged regardless of the amount of income lost by an individual or household.
Who can apply for the CRCB?
According to the federal government, the CRCB is there to support employed and self-employed Canadians who are unable to work because they’re caring for family during the ongoing pandemic.
Applicants must be unable to work at least 50% of their normal week because they are caring for another person.
This includesor family members that need “supervised care.”
Parents, or caregivers, can apply for the benefit if the child’s school, day care or regular facility is
It can also support those caring for somebody who is sick, self-isolating, or “at-risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19.”
It’s worth noting that only one adult per family can apply for the benefit every week, regardless of the number of children.