Oct 1, 2020 The CERB benefit is over — here’s what you need to know now

Now that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has wound down, Canadians who are still out of work due to COVID-19 and who are still unemployed may be eligible for employment insurance and other federal financial supports to help get them through the next phase of the pandemic. Millions of CERB recipients will transition automatically to employment insurance (EI). Expanded eligibility rules will also mean more people can qualify and the pandemic aid bill before the House of Commons this week — includes three new replacement benefits. Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough has said the changes aim to strike a balance between the need to avoid discouraging people from working and the need to support Canadians who, despite…

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