How to apply for the Govt's EI and Covid-19 Emergency Benefits

If you are looking for information on how to apply for EI or the Covid-19 emergency benefits, CBC has a great article on this. For EI you apply like normal but you can call a 1-800 number to get the usual waiting period waved.

What is especially encouraging is that there will be benefits that can be claimed for self-employed persons and those who are not eligible for EI. Starting April 1st, you can apply for the benefits through CRA’s website.

If you are also receiving the GST and Canada Child Benefit, you can expect an increase over the next number of months and as reported earlier the tax filing deadline has been extended to June 1st.

Stay safe everyone!

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