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Canada: Persons may be ineligible for Canada recovery benefits during quarantine (COVID-19)

Canada: Persons ineligible for Canada recovery benefits

Canadians who travel internationally may not be eligible to receive certain support benefits during their period of quarantine as required in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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According to the government, legislation will be proposed to reflect that international travelers who need to quarantine upon return to Canada would  not be eligible to receive support from any of the COVID-19-related benefits during their mandatory quarantine—benefits under programs such as the Canada recovery benefit (CRB), the Canada recovery caregiving benefit (CRCB) and the Canada recovery sickness benefit (CRSB), all programs that are intended to support eligible individuals who may not qualify for employment insurance or who are unable to fully return to work due to COVID-19.

The legislation would be effective retroactively to 3 January 2021.

Read a January 2021 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada

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