Emergency Response Benefit (ERB)
Updated April 1st: On March 25th Canada enacted Bill C-13 An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19. This Bill confirmed many measures previously announced by the Government in the March 18th COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. Below is summary of the key items, their eligibility, and application process.
The Emergency Response Benefit legislation combines the previously announced “Emergency Care Benefit” and the “Emergency Support Benefits” as previously described in the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (ERP). While continuing to focus on those not eligible for traditional employment insurance (EI) the actual legislation now provides coverage to a broader group of people than originally announced.