Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (New)

The new Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit, would be effective from September 27, 2020 for one year, and provide $500 per week, for up to 26 weeks per household to eligible Canadians.

The closure of schools and other daycare and day program facilities to prevent the spread of COVID 19 has meant that many Canadians have been unable to work because they needed to provide care to children or support to other dependents who had to stay home. While it is anticipated that facilities will gradually re-open as the economy restarts, the Government of Canada recognizes that access may vary over time and across communities. The Government is committed to ensuring that parents and others with dependents do not need to choose between caring for them and paying the bills.

In order to be eligible for the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit, individuals would need to:

Workers would apply after the period in which they are seeking income support and attest that they meet the requirements. Two members residing in the same household could not be in receipt of the benefit for the same period. The benefit is taxable.


Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit scenario: school closure

Single father with one child (employed and earns $48000 / year)

What could Steve qualify for?

Source: Government of Canada. Please refer to the website as programs may be subject to change.

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