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Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

Value

Receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period.

Description

The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care. This applies if their school, regular program or facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19, or because they are sick, self-isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19. The CRCB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

If you are eligible for the CRCB, your household can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for the CRCB, you must meet all the following conditions for the 1-week period you’re applying for:

  • You are unable to work at least 50% of your scheduled work week because you are caring for a family member
  • You are caring for your child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care because they are at home for one of the following reasons:
    • Their school, daycare, day program, or care facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19
      Their regular care services are unavailable due to COVID-19
    • The person under your care is:
      • sick with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19
      • at risk of serious health complications if they get COVID-19, as advised by a medical professional
      • self-isolating due to COVID-19
  • You did not apply for or receive any of the following for the same period:
    • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
    • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)
    • short-term disability benefits
    • Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
    • Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) benefits
  • You reside in Canada
  • You were present in Canada
  • You are at least 15 years old
  • You have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • You earned at least $5,000 in 2019, 2020, or in the 12 months before the date you apply from any of the following sources:
    • employment income (total or gross pay)
    • net self-employment income (after deducting expenses)
    • maternity and parental benefits from EI or similar QPIP benefits
  • You are the only person in your household applying for the benefit for the week
  • You are not receiving paid leave from your employer for the same period
  • You were not self-isolating or in quarantine due to international travel

Eligible Expenses

The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) provides a payment of $500 (before taxes withheld) per household for each 1-week period applied for. After the CRA withholds a 10% tax at source, the actual payment you get is $450 per 1-week period.

Each household may receive payments for a maximum of 42 weeks between September 27, 2020 and November 20, 2021.

Deadline Date

  Ongoing

Contact

Contact Name: Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

Phone Number: 1-800-959-8281

Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html

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