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The federal government has laid out its plans to extend the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit by an additional month, meaning more Canadians would remain eligible for the money for longer.

In a notice on Wednesday, February 9, the Department of Finance Canada announced its intention to "extend enhanced key support programs to ensure Canadians are protected and workers and businesses continue to get help through ongoing public health restrictions."

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Canadians from almost every province and territory across Canada can now apply for the $300-per-week Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit.

The federal benefit offers temporary income support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are unable to work due to lockdowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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If you get a letter this year stating that your benefits are being reviewed by the Canada Revenue Agency, you won't be the only one.

In a recent notice, the government agency revealed that as many as 200,000 Canadians will be contacted about their eligibility for various benefits in 2022 and that there are simple ways you should respond if this happens.

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The expanded Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit is now open, and if you're eligible, it could mean some extra money in your bank account every week.

On December 22, the federal government announced that it was planning to temporarily expand eligibility for programs like the CWLB due to the Omicron variant of concern of COVID-19.

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There is good news on the horizon for anybody hoping to qualify for the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB) in 2022, as the feds have announced plans to temporarily extend its eligibility requirements.

On December 22, the federal government announced its intention to temporarily expand eligibility for key support programs in response to rising concerns about the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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