PEI Emergency Payment for Workers

The Emergency Payment for Workers program provides financial support to residents of Prince Edward Island who have been financially impacted by public health orders related to COVID-19 during the two-week period December 7 – 21, 2020.

This emergency income program is a one-time lump sum payment of $500 from the Government of Prince Edward Island.  This emergency benefit is taxable income.  The reduction of income must have occurred as a result of the public health order effective December 7, 2020.  All applicants must be residents of Prince Edward Island to apply.

Who is eligible to participate?

To be eligible an applicant must meet one the following criteria within the impacted industries:

Impacted Industries

An individual who works in the industries identified for restrictions under the public health order effective December 7, 2020 are eligible to apply, including:

How do I apply?

Applications will be available on December 10, 2020. Eligible individuals are encouraged to complete the online application to avoid delays.  Applicants can mail applications however timelines for payment will be impacted.

How does the program work?

Eligible individuals who meet the program criteria will receive the following:
•    A one-time lump sum payment of $500 for the two-week period December 7 – 21, 2020 (Taxable Income)
•    Only one application per eligible individual.

What information is required to complete application?

To complete your application you will require:

Please be advised, approved applications may take up to 5 business days before receipt of payment. Approved individuals must keep supporting documents that demonstrate their eligibility for a period of three years following approval for audit and compliance purposes.

When is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for applications is January 8, 2021. Online applications are recommended; however applications can be submitted via mail to one of the addresses noted below received by January 8, 2021. Applications will be available December 10, 2020.

For More Information:

Call: 1-877-491-4766
Email: sends e-mail)

The toll free number will be available Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm

Atlantic Technology Centre
176 Great George Street, Suite 212
Ph: 902-368-6290
Fax: 902-368-6340

Access PEI
120 Heather Moyse Drive
Ph: 902-438-4151
Fax: 902-438-4096

Future Tech West
454 Main Street
Ph: 902-859-8898
Fax: 902-859-8895

548 Main Street
Ph: 902-838-0674

Fax: 902-838-8090

Source: Government of Prince Edward Island

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