Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19.

The CRSB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency.

If you are eligible for the CRSB, you can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for a 1-week period.

The CRSB is extending until May 7, 2022. The maximum number of weeks you can apply for also increases to 6 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. You may apply for up to a total of 6 weeks between September 27, 2020 and May 7, 2022.

For more information, go to Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit.

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

Last updated: December 23, 2021 4006473