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This is why there's a delay with CERB payments in September

CERB payments are experiencing a delay this September, but don't worry — the money should be coming soon.

Dozens of Canadians have taken to social media over the last few days to express their concern over the delay with the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

Most people are accustomed to receiving the payment by direct deposit within 48 hours of reapplying for it, leading to questions about the unprecedented delay.

So what's with the holdup?

Well, according to the Canada Revenue Agency, it has to do with new due diligence measures.

The CRA is introducing new measures to make sure the CERB payments are reaching the correct bank accounts, according to an official speaking off the record.

But Canadians won't have to wait long for their payments.

The official added that the funds will be going out Thursday and arriving in bank accounts on Friday.

A CRA official says the new measures are unrelated to the recent cyberattacks on about 5,500 CRA accounts that took place in mid-August.

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