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Anyone here staying on CERB?

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Anyone here staying on CERB?

Anyone here staying on CERB instead of going back to work because it's more money than you make working?
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It's like winning the lottery for some people. lol
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If you're usually working 40 hrs/week, CERB works out to $12.50/hr. I hope most people can do better than that.
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Hopefully our gov grows some brain during COVID :facepalm:... I am not willing to 'adopt' a CERB recipient, money could be better used elsewhere...already paid $2-3k per month into income taxes~~
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Kneader wrote: If you're usually working 40 hrs/week, CERB works out to $12.50/hr. I hope most people can do better than that.
A lot of people work casual or part time because for whatever reason, eg. they have kids. So this CERB works out great for them.
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jackrabbit000 wrote: Anyone here staying on CERB instead of going back to work because it's more money than you make working?
If you are choosing to not go back you are no longer eligible for CERB...
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how long does CERB last?
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I believe if you are being called back to work you have to go.. if you dont go, you will lose your CERB benefits as your employer will put you refused to go back to work on your ROE (Record of employment) submitted to Service Canada...
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but if you need to take care of your child due to school and daycare closure, you should still be eligible for cerb?
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Any limit on how old the child can be? So if I want to stay home and look after my 13 year old?

I have been working all this time but would make more on CERB.
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lets say you get paid $16...would you work 160 hours for an extra $560 less cpp and ei?
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faken wrote: how long does CERB last?
Q8. How long is the CERB available for and where can I find out more?

The CERB is available from March 15, 2020 to October 3, 2020. (However, you can only receive the CERB for up to 16 weeks within that time frame.) You can apply no later than December 2, 2020 for payments retroactive to that time.

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benef ... tions.html
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andy_ca_cn wrote: Hopefully our gov grows some brain during COVID :facepalm:... I am not willing to 'adopt' a CERB recipient, money could be better used elsewhere...already paid $2-3k per month into income taxes~~
Grow some brains? How old are you? * Unbelievable how narrow-minded and short-sighted so many people are.
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zeddy wrote: Any limit on how old the child can be? So if I want to stay home and look after my 13 year old?

I have been working all this time but would make more on CERB.
Please don't abuse the system. It for people who really need it not to accommodate your wants. This is not free money - us taxpayers will ultimately be paying for this. People need to stop being so short-sighted.
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hierophant wrote: Please don't abuse the system. It for people who really need it not to accommodate your wants. This is not free money - us taxpayers will ultimately be paying for this. People need to stop being so short-sighted.
I was clearly being tongue in cheek because I said I was still going to work. Every. Day. I am one of those taxpayers you are referring to. But according to the rules of CERB there is no reason I can't decide to stay home and look after my 13 and 17 year old because they are both minors. If you think people that need it are the only people using it - you are wrong.
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zeddy wrote: I was clearly being tongue in cheek because I said I was still going to work. Every. Day. I am one of those taxpayers you are referring to. But according to the rules of CERB there is no reason I can't decide to stay home and look after my 13 and 17 year old because they are both minors. If you think people that need it are the only people using it - you are wrong.
No I don't think that hence my comment Winking Face...and sorry it wasn't clear to me you were being tongue and cheek especially with some of the other posts I've read

Thanks for working during this time I know it must be difficult- you rock!
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zeddy wrote: I was clearly being tongue in cheek because I said I was still going to work. Every. Day. I am one of those taxpayers you are referring to. But according to the rules of CERB there is no reason I can't decide to stay home and look after my 13 and 17 year old because they are both minors. If you think people that need it are the only people using it - you are wrong.
17 is not a minor in terms of being home alone anyways, they are more than capable of looking after themselves.
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Sanyo wrote: 17 is not a minor in terms of being home alone anyways, they are more than capable of looking after themselves.
You haven't met her. My 13 yr old is more responsible! There was no age limit stated in the requirements.
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zeddy wrote: You haven't met her. My 13 yr old is more responsible! There was no age limit stated in the requirements.
true...buttttt...17....not gonna fly with cra.

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