SUPPORTS FOR INDIVIDUALS

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

a reminder that you have to apply for this every month and not just once to get four payments. $2000/month for up to four months for those that have lost their income due to COVID-19.  For full details and to apply go to

 https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html#start  

Employment Insurance (EI) Program: 

The Government of Canada offers benefits for individuals who may qualify if they have lost their job. 

 https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html;

COVID EI claims can be made at: 1-833-381- 2725.  When you call this number this is the info re. ROES: when issuing ROE, use code D when reason = illness/quarantine, use code A when reason = shutdown due to shortage of work, use code E or N – not sick

Support for Students and Recent Graduates Impacted by COVID-19

The government has announced a series of measures as part of its COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan that will help Canadian students and recent graduates overcome these challenges and support their future success. These represent an investment of approximately $9 billion.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/support-for-students-and-recent-graduates-impacted-by-covid-19.html

Income Support Program ( Gov’t of AB)

Income Support can help you and your family with basic living costs and other necessities. Depending on your needs and situation you may be eligible to receive assistance through Alberta’s Income Support program.

https://www.alberta.ca/income-support.aspx

(Note: your local office may be assessing via telephone, not in person at this time); Income Support can help you and your family with basic living costs and other necessities. Depending on your needs and situation you may be eligible to receive assistance through Alberta’s Income

New Horizons for Seniors Program

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/new-horizons-seniors-community-based.html

Flexibility regarding filing Taxes:

 https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html#Flexibility_for_Tax-filers

Mortgage Deferral Info:

https://cba.ca/mortgage-deferral-to-help-canadians-experiencing-financial-hardship-due-to-covid-19?l=en-us