Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under age 12 or a family member who needs supervised care.

This applies if their school, regular program or facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19, or because they are sick, self-isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19. The CRCB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

If you are eligible for the CRCB, your household can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period.

The CRCB is extending until May 7, 2022. The maximum number of weeks you can apply for also increases to 44 weeks. You can apply retroactively for periods 61 to 63 until February 16, 2022 if you are eligible. If your situation continues, you will need to apply again. Each household may apply for up to a total of 44 weeks between September 27, 2020 and May 7, 2022.

For more information, go to Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB).

This article contains information from Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Last updated: December 23, 2021 4006474