Earning under $1000 per month

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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) 

  1. CESB will provide students with $1250 a month from May to August
  2. If you are taking care of somebody else or have a disability the amount will increase to $1750 each month
  3. Students with a job, but earning less than $1,000 a month can apply
  4. 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
  5. 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 1-800-959-2041