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    How to Apply for the NEW Covid related emergency funds just announced by Government.

    Both links below have good information.

    https://www.thestar.com/business/202...-you-need.html

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/apply-emergency-benefits-1.5501977

    Honestly I find the whole process too complicated, vague, ambiguous, convoluted and incoherent.


    Lot of people who are in a bad position due to Covid especially retail workers, servers, service sector, warehouse workers etc won't really qualify and even if they do they won't really know what to do and where to go.

    They will be at the mercy of Service Canada and CRA employees. In the best of times dealing with EI etc and Service Canada/ CRA is a nightmare, now it will be worse.I

    Most vulnerable and precarious worker's will see next to nothing until end of April. What a gong show.

    Mostly some business and companies will benefit from this and it won't really be passed on to the workers - most making minimum wage or close to it. They will pocket it and still keep the workers laid off and unpaid.

    But whatever it is, apply ASAP if you qualify and don't delay. If in doubt apply anyway. The sooner the better, but it will be weeks before you see a single penny..IMO.
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    As a stay at home mom I dont believe I qualify for anything

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    I am lucky, I am able to work remotely and as of yesterday at noon, I work remotely until told otherwise.

    With this being said the other member of our household (my mom) works retail. So far the company she works for is taking the stance of business as usually, although they keep cutting her hours, she lost 2 1/2 hours on tonight's shift. But we are preparing for her to get nothing since she is a part time worker even though for the past 3 months she has been working full time as they are short staffed. Bad timing for us literally a week before this all blew up here in Canada they were discussing adding another full timer which Mom would have applied for but now that is off the table until life is back to "normal"
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    OP, there are efforts under way to provide food vouchers or gift cards for use at grocery stores. They want this for kids who usually get good meals at school, but with 3 weeks or more off school, aren't getting the same meals.

    That may help some families. A little bit.
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    Asking for a coworker whose is working part-time and his hours were cut. Would the emergency benefit apply to him as well? Or is it only for those who has a full time job?

    I agree with OP that a lot of this is vague and confusing. Especially for those who don't have the "traditional" jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Michele View Post
    As a stay at home mom I dont believe I qualify for anything

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    Yeah, not much. But you might get some extra
    GST/HST credit and some extra CCB per child.

    This will be a special and extra payment(s) than what you normally get for GST/CCB. Won't be a huge but might help a little.

    Plus you will have to wait till May for it. So that's a bummer too.
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    Income Support for Individuals Who Need It Most

    For over 12 million low- and modest-income families, who may require additional help with their finances, the Government is proposing to provide a one-time special payment by early May 2020 through the Goods and Services Tax credit (GSTC). This will double the maximum annual GSTC payment amounts for the 2019-20 benefit year. The average boost to income for those benefitting from this measure will be close to $400 for single individuals and close to $600 for couples. This measure will inject $5.5 billion into the economy.
    For over 3.5 million families with children, who may also require additional support, the Government is proposing to increase the maximum annual Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payment amounts, only for the 2019-20 benefit year, by $300 per child. The overall increase for families receiving CCB will be approximately $550 on average; these families will receive an extra $300 per child as part of their May payment. In total, this measure will deliver almost $2 billion in extra support.
    Together, the proposed enhancements of the GSTC and CCB will give a single parent with two children and low to modest income nearly $1,500 in additional short-term support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CheriLyn View Post
    Asking for a coworker whose is working part-time and his hours were cut. Would the emergency benefit apply to him as well? Or is it only for those who has a full time job?

    I agree with OP that a lot of this is vague and confusing. Especially for those who don't have the "traditional" jobs.
    Will apply to him also. Need not be FT or need not be laid off. Reduced hours for PT workers will also count.
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    Longer-Term Income Support for Workers

    For Canadians who lose their jobs or face reduced hours as a result of COVIDís impact, the Government is:

    • Introducing an Emergency Support Benefit delivered through the CRA to provide up to $5.0 billion in support to workers who are not eligible for EI and who are facing unemployment.
    • Implementing the EI Work Sharing Program, which provides EI benefits to workers who agree to reduce their normal working hour as a result of developments beyond the control of their employers, by extending the eligibility of such agreements to 76 weeks, easing eligibility requirements, and streamlining the application process. This was announced by the Prime Minister on March 11, 2020.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Michele View Post
    As a stay at home mom I dont believe I qualify for anything

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    I think you will qualify as a Parent too. See below. It just says Parents (not Workers)

    Doesn't say Parents had to be working (before this happened) to qualify. So Stay at Home parents should qualify too.

    What if you were a Stay at Home parent, but were planning to work now and enter the workforce, but can't as now you have to take care of kids now as school is off? You should qualify.

    They can't discriminate between working and non working parents.

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    Introducing the Emergency Care Benefit providing up to $900 bi-weekly, for up to 15 weeks. This flat-payment Benefit would be administered through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and provide income support to:
    • Workers, including the self-employed, who are quarantined or sick with COVID-19 but do not qualify for EI sickness benefits.
    • Workers, including the self-employed, who are taking care of a family member who is sick with COVID-19, such as an elderly parent, but do not qualify for EI sickness benefits.
    • Parents with children who require care or supervision due to school or daycare closures, and are unable to earn employment income, irrespective of whether they qualify for EI or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjthemanto View Post
    Yeah, not much. But you might get some extra
    GST/HST credit and some extra CCB per child.

    This will be a special and extra payment(s) than what you normally get for GST/CCB. Won't be a huge but might help a little.

    Plus you will have to wait till May for it. So that's a bummer too.
    --------

    Income Support for Individuals Who Need It Most

    For over 12 million low- and modest-income families, who may require additional help with their finances, the Government is proposing to provide a one-time special payment by early May 2020 through the Goods and Services Tax credit (GSTC). This will double the maximum annual GSTC payment amounts for the 2019-20 benefit year. The average boost to income for those benefitting from this measure will be close to $400 for single individuals and close to $600 for couples. This measure will inject $5.5 billion into the economy.
    For over 3.5 million families with children, who may also require additional support, the Government is proposing to increase the maximum annual Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payment amounts, only for the 2019-20 benefit year, by $300 per child. The overall increase for families receiving CCB will be approximately $550 on average; these families will receive an extra $300 per child as part of their May payment. In total, this measure will deliver almost $2 billion in extra support.
    Together, the proposed enhancements of the GSTC and CCB will give a single parent with two children and low to modest income nearly $1,500 in additional short-term support.
    You're right I did not get any extra today

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    I know someone, who is unemployed. I think he is without a job for at least 2-3 years.

    He is not on EI or welfare or disability or any other government benefits/assistance. He is pretty much living of his savings for the past 2-3 years now.

    Is he eligible for any money through this Covid-19 emergency funds? I am guessing not.

    Not sure if he qualifies for any of the 3-4 scenarios mentioned above.
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    2 Million Canadians will be laid off soon. 10% of the workforce of 20 Million.

    https://www.thestar.com/business/202...e-hardest.html
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    Nightmare. This gonna hurt for a long time.
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    @tjthemanto Hmm, May is a long time to wait for extra credit but since it is doubling this year's GST money, bigger sum! I'll be patient. Maybe Bon Look eye boutiques will really reopen by May 1 (per website update) and I can get the eyewear I saw in January...maybe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciel View Post
    @tjthemanto Hmm, May is a long time to wait for extra credit but since it is doubling this year's GST money, bigger sum! I'll be patient. Maybe Bon Look eye boutiques will really reopen by May 1 (per website update) and I can get the eyewear I saw in January...maybe...
    Applications starts on April 6 through CRA and you should get 2,000/month of you qualify for CERB. Payment will be made within 10 days.

    Rules and things change everyday!
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    Now they have a new plan for applying. If your bday is in a certain month. This was posted by our local MP.

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