More help is on the way! Three new Canada COVID-19 benefits are being created for people who don't qualify for Employment Insurance, are sick or are caregivers. These are temporary ones to support workers who are struggling because of the pandemic.\nIt was announced on August 20 that three temporary recovery initiatives will be introduced to support the income of Canadian workers effective September 27.\nThey are the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB).\nEditor's Choice: Joe Biden's Speech Was Weirdly Similar To Jack Layton's Dying Words To Canada\nAll three serve a different purpose and support different people.\nThe CRB is for workers who are self-employed or not eligible for EI but still need income support if they can't get back to work because of COVID-19.\nIt gives $400 per week for up to 26 weeks but you need to still be available and looking for work.\nTo get it, you must have stopped working because of the pandemic or had your income reduced.\nSo, you can still actually earn income while getting the CRB, you just have to meet the other requirements.\nAlso, you'll have to repay some of the money on your income tax return if your annual net income is over a certain amount.\nThe proposed #CanadaRecovery Benefit will be available to support Canadians who are not eligible for EI & still unable to return to work due to #COVID19, effective September 27. For details about the Canada Recovery Benefit, including eligibility, visit: https://t.co/w9Xkk4Pbk1 pic.twitter.com/CuYmptjeVb— Employment and Social Development Canada (@ESDC_GC) August 20, 2020\nNext, there is the CRSB which is for workers who are sick or have to self-isolate for reasons related to COVID-19.\nThis fulfills the agreement between the federal government and the provinces and territories for 10 paid sick days.\nThe CRSB pays $500 a week for up to two weeks but it can't be claimed if you're already getting other paid sick leave.\nEligibility conditions are similar to the CERB.\nAs 🇨🇦's economy recovers, #GoC programs will transition to support Canadians during this next phase of re-opening. https://t.co/2SIj13qQ47 pic.twitter.com/QQuiLOqNs9— Employment and Social Development Canada (@ESDC_GC) August 20, 2020\nFinally, there is the CRCB.\nIt's for workers who aren't able to work because they care for a child, dependent or family member because schools, daycares or other care facilities are closed due to COVID-19.\nWith it, you get $500 a week for up to 26 weeks per household and it can be shared but only one member of a household can get it at a time.\nThere are similar eligibility conditions to the CERB.\nIf you keep your kids home by choice when facilities are open, you can't get the CRCB.\nTo get ready to apply for these new benefits, you can set up My Account with the Canada Revenue Agency and make sure your direct deposit and mailing information are up to date.\nApplications open in October and you'll have to declare that you meet the eligibility criteria.\nIt will take three to five days for you to get your payment through direct deposit once you've submitted your application.\nThe CERB was extended for another four weeks to a maximum of 28 weeks.\nAfter that, Canadians will transition to a modified EI program.