As a result, Trudeau announced a new program, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), which will provide $2,000 a month for the next four months to anyone affected by COVID-19. The CERB combines two benefits programs announced last week in an effort to streamline the process. Those who have lost their job, are home ill with coronavirus, or simply not receiving payment from their job, will be eligible.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be more financial assistance coming for Canadians as the COVID-19 pandemic wages on, and is touting the money that will soon flow once the emergency aid bill passes Parliament.
The new benefit combines the Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit — into the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and will provide $2,000 a month for four months, for people who are off work and without an income as a result of the novel coronavirus.