The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) provides income support if you must stop work to care for dependants.
Latest Update - October 5th, 2020: Applications are now open. Apply through through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
What is the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)?
The new Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) provide $500 per week ($450 after taxes withheld) for up to 26 weeks. The benefit is for employed and self-employed people who can't work because they need to care for children under 12 or other family members who need supervised care, or if they are themselves sick.
As schools, daycares, and other facilities gradually reopen as the economy restarts, access may vary over time and across communities. This benefit is intended to ensure parents and others with dependents do not need to choose between caring for them and paying the bills.
You can apply for the CRCB through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for one year for up to 26 one-week periods between September 27th, 2020 and September 25th, 2021.
Who is Eligible?
The CRCB is open to employed and self-employed people who can't 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 another facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19, or because they're sick, self-isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19.
- Applications open: October 5th, 2020
- First eligibility period: September 27th to October 3rd, 2020 (Period 1)
- Final eligibility period: September 19th, 2021 to September 25th, 2021 (Period 52)