*Update Apr 15* Covid-19 Financial Aid Information #coronavirus #EI #CERB #CanadaEmergencyResponseBenefit #Federal
⇒ Financial Help Info:
Individuals (Provincial) If you’re a New Brunswicker who lost your job because of COVID (including self-employed), you might be eligible for that one-time $900 payment. It’s meant to help you for the in-between time before your Federal money kicks in. The site is now live: HERE for more info. UPDATE: Online applications are no longer available. Registration will now be done by telephone with a Canadian Red Cross agent at 1-800-863-6582 from 8a to 8p. Applications will close at 8pm on Thurs April 9.
NB Student Loan Help Info HERE and other STUDENT HELP INFO HERE
Do you qualify for emergency benefits? To qualify for EI, you had to lose your job basically because of illness/quarantine/ something-that-wasn’t-your-fault. We say, when in doubt, apply. They’ll tell you if you qualify or not.
More about the Emergency Response Benefit (CERB): if you don’t qualify for EI, but are unable to work because of illness/quarantine/ something-else-COVID19-related, apply for this one. Apply using your Canada Revenue account by CLICKING the Canada Revenue Agency WEBSITE. If you need the phone number to apply, or if you have questions THIS LINK will help.
Business Financial Help (Federal): The PM announced on Fri Mar 27th that small and medium businesses will get help to keep paying employees during COVID. There’ll be a 75 per cent wage subsidy and interest-free loans to help lessen layoffs and business closures. Details HERE. Federal aid for businesses info HEREand get answers to other business questions HERE.