Earning under $1000 per month
If you are on Employment Insurance (E.I) but returning to work, and earning an income of less than $1000.00, you will be eligible for the $2000 Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Employees must stop their EI payments then they can apply for the CERB.
Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
- CESB will provide students with $1250 a month from May to August
- If you are taking care of somebody else or have a disability the amount will increase to $1750 each month
- Students with a job, but earning less than $1,000 a month can apply
- Post-secondary students who are currently in school, are planning to start school in September 2020, or have graduated from school since December 2019 will be eligible for the $1,250/month CESB payment
- Applications will be available online in the coming weeks, and payments will be distributed through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
If you are receiving the CERB $2000 and try to apply for the CESB, it will make you ineligible to receive the CERB in subsequent months, as you have to be receiving less than $1,000 a month to get the CERB.
If you do not have a CRA My Account, register for one or apply by phone: 1-800-959-2019 or 1-