This is who the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit is for and what it pays out
The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) is the government's answer to paid sick leave — so here's what you need to know about the new benefit program.
The CRSB would provide $500 per week for up to two weeks, for workers who cannot work because they are sick or must self-isolate for reasons related to COVID-19.
So essentially, the CRSB will provide a total of $1,000 per person.
You may be eligible for the CRSB if you:
The CRSB is scheduled to come into effect on September 27, 2020. It will run for a year from that date.
The CRSB is pending the passage of legislation in the House of Commons and Senate, which could take some time, considering that Parliament is prorogued until Sept. 23.
If the legislation passes, applications for the recovery benefits are expected to open in October, with money flowing within three to five days, per CBC News.
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