Changes to EI/CERB benefits are coming into effect in late September, according to a CBC News article written by Richa Syal.
The federal government recently extended CERB to Sept. 27, 2020, and says all those who received it through Service Canada will be automatically transitioned to EI benefits.
Those who receive CERB through the Canada Revenue Agency will have to apply for EI through Service Canada.
Among other changes reported by Syal, people who are not eligible for EI but are in need of other income support can apply for the following benefits in October:
- The Canada Recovery Benefit – $400 a week for up to 26 weeks for workers who are self-employed and can’t return to work
- The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit – $500 per week for up to two weeks for workers who are ill or must self-isolate due to COVID-19
- The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit – $500 per week for up to 26 weeks for people unable to work because they care for a child under 12 or have a child whose school or other day program facility is closed due to COVID-19