The government has implemented a program called C.E.R.B. (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) in response to the job loss from the COVID-19.
Under the rules of CERB if you became eligible for EI regular benefits on March 15, 2020 or later, your claim will be automatically processed through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
The highlighted sentence is directly from the Q&A section of the Service Canada website.
With 35% of our members starting a new claim on March 22, 2020 they will be enrolled into the CERB program at $2000 every 4 weeks or $500/week.
All members in our plant are at the EI maximum of $573 and that’s not including the SUB benefit top up that range from $50 to $500.
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