If you are applying for any of Canada’s recovery benefits, now is the time to start thinking about the next step. That’s because the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRP) is due to end in October and payments will stop shortly thereafter.
The CRP is one of three programs (along with the Canada Caregiver Recovery Benefit and the Canada Illness Recovery Benefit) launched in September 2020 to replace the Canada Emergency Benefit (ECP).
For all clawback benefits, the last two week payment period is October 23, 2021. If not extended, all payments will end in mid-November.
As of October 3, more than 2 million people have applied for CRB. A number of them are former EI claimants who were advised to switch to CRC in September. *
Narcity contacted Employment and Social Development Canada to find out what Canadians currently claiming benefits should do next.
“For those looking for benefits, we encourage people to try out the benefits finder to find out what federal, provincial or territorial benefits may be available to them,” a spokesperson confirmed. The online tool helps Canadians find services they may be eligible for by asking a few questions.
Although the amount offered has declined over time, Canadian recovery benefits have been extended several times before. An extension could be announced as part of the new federal budget, although federal officials have not released any details yet.
*This article has been updated.
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