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For front-line workers as part of a temporary pandemic payment to recognize their efforts in the fight against COVID-19 the government is providing:
List of eligible workplaces and workers can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
More details here: https://www.jarvisryan.com/admin/communications/21
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB):
Changes to the eligibility rules to:
Note: you must still meet the criteria: you stopped or will stop working due to COVID-19, and:
For at least 14 days in a row during the 4-week payment period, you do not expect to receive more than $1,000 (before taxes) from employment and self-employment income
You do not expect your situation to change during this 4-week period and you do not expect to receive more than $1,000 (before taxes) from employment and self-employment income
A new temporary salary top-up for low-income essential workers:
The Federal government will work with provinces and territories through a new transfer to cost-share a temporary top up to the salaries of low-income workers (those who earn less than $2,500 per month on a full-time basis), that the provinces and territories have deemed essential in the fight against COVID-19.
More details will be released shortly.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
To apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit via CRA My Account you do not need a security code.
You do not have to live in Canada to qualify but you have to be a tax resident of Canada
Ontario Child Support
Helping families pay for the extra costs associated with school and daycare closures during the COVID-19 outbreak by providing a one-time payment of $200 per child up to 12 years of age, and $250 for those with special needs, including children enrolled in private schools.
If previously registered for the strike days, this will automatically be paid otherwise have to apply.
Apply here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-families
Other Support Available:
Mortgage: A six- month mortgage deferral program implemented on a case-by-case basis for your primary residence. Contact your bank.
Rent: Discuss alternate arrangements with your landlord, if required. No deferral is mandated however no eviction orders will be issued until further notice.
Property Tax: Payment deferral options vary by municipality, contact your municipality for more information.
Filing and Payment Extension:
2019 tax return: Due June 1, 2020
Any new income tax balances due, or installments, to be deferred until September 1, 2020.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit:
To provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months to:
Apply via CRA My Account - Application will be available April 6th with first payment to start 10 days after application via cheque and 3-4 days via direct deposit.
Canada Child Benefit
An extra $300 per child for 2019-2020 - this benefit will be delivered as part of the scheduled payment in May 2020.
Special Goods and Services Tax credit payment
One-time special payment by early May for low- and modest-income families. Up to $400 for single individuals to $600 for couples.
There is no need to apply for this payment. If you are eligible, you will get it automatically.
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