Application opens for Federal COVID-19 benefits

Starting today, Canadians who have lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic can apply for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) online and by phone

Many people across Canada, including working seniors, are suffering wage loss due to COVID-19. The CERB offers eligible applicants $2000/4 weeks for up to 16 weeks.

Find out if you’re eligible

To apply online, you need a CRA My Account. Get more information on creating a CRA My Account and applying online.

Apply online through CRA My Account

Apply by phone by calling 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041