Canada: Emergency response benefits for individuals, eight-week extension (COVID-19)

Canada: Emergency response benefits for individuals

Canada’s government on 16 June 2020 announced that the Canada emergency response benefit has been extended for 24 weeks (from 16 weeks) for eligible individuals affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Eligible individuals will be able to claim an additional eight weeks of payments under the program for the period from 15 March 2020 to 3 October 2020. The extension provides a continuation of benefit for individuals who continue to qualify for the benefits but otherwise would have received the maximum benefit by July 2020.


Read a June 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada

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