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CERB question - is my wife eligible?

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Did she make at least $5,000 in either 2019 or 2020 and report this figure on her taxes to the CRA?

If she did, she should be eligible.

Here are the requirements for the Canada Recovery Benefit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency ... apply.html

If she can confidently say yes to all of those questions, then she should be eligible for it.
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input wrote: Did she make at least $5,000 in either 2019 or 2020 and report this figure on her taxes to the CRA?

If she did, she should be eligible.

Here are the requirements for the Canada Recovery Benefit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency ... apply.html

If she can confidently say yes to all of those questions, then she should be eligible for it.
Yes she has the income for that. I see that I was looking at the page for CERB and not CRB that you posted, thanks for the link.

Or is it this I need to apply for?

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency ... nefit.html
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If she's taking time off from work to take care of your daughter, then it doesn't appear that she would be eligible.

Basically, did the "VOLUNTARILY" reduce her hours, or did her workplace reduce her hours. That should be question you ask
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ssj4_ootaku1 wrote: If she's taking time off from work to take care of your daughter, then it doesn't appear that she would be eligible.

Basically, did the "VOLUNTARILY" reduce her hours, or did her workplace reduce her hours. That should be question you ask
ah ok, she did it so she could be home with our daughter. the only other options would be to pay a nanny to come in and look after her but we dont want to do that with covid or to take her to my mother but its a long drive everyday for that.

thanks for clearing that up, I just dont want to break the rules ect. ok, close it up.
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ssj4_ootaku1 wrote: If she's taking time off from work to take care of your daughter, then it doesn't appear that she would be eligible.

Basically, did the "VOLUNTARILY" reduce her hours, or did her workplace reduce her hours. That should be question you ask
riseagainstthemachine wrote:
ah ok, she did it so she could be home with our daughter. the only other options would be to pay a nanny to come in and look after her but we dont want to do that with covid or to take her to my mother but its a long drive everyday for that.

thanks for clearing that up, I just dont want to break the rules ect. ok, close it up.
I don't know if your correct as it states this

You were unable to work because of COVID-19, for example because you were taking care of someone


So it's kinda vauge on what that means, she was taking care of her daughter due to covid-19 ( ie daycare closed, dont want nanny in the house to add more exposure)

Which I think it would qualify as the
Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit would allow it.


The bigger problem is even if you qualify how you going to apply? The program stopped taking applications in December 2020

If you wife is still off check out the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit

The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care. This applies if their school, regular program or facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19, or because they are sick, self-isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19.
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xiaobao wrote: I don't know if your correct as it states this

You were unable to work because of COVID-19, for example because you were taking care of someone


So it's kinda vauge on what that means, she was taking care of her daughter due to covid-19 ( ie daycare closed, dont want nanny in the house to add more exposure)

Which I think it would qualify as the
Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit would allow it.


The bigger problem is even if you qualify how you going to apply? The program stopped taking applications in December 2020

If you wife is still off check out the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit

The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care. This applies if their school, regular program or facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19, or because they are sick, self-isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19.
I saw that but the last sentence is the one that I dont get. my daughter is 22 months old, she was not in school, daycare facility ect. if they ask for proof that the place she was going to closed we have no proof.
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input wrote: Did she make at least $5,000 in either 2019 or 2020 and report this figure on her taxes to the CRA?

If she did, she should be eligible.

Here are the requirements for the Canada Recovery Benefit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency ... apply.html

If she can confidently say yes to all of those questions, then she should be eligible for it.

does she qualify for EI? if yes then there is no cerb
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riseagainstthemachine wrote: I saw that but the last sentence is the one that I dont get. my daughter is 22 months old, she was not in school, daycare facility ect. if they ask for proof that the place she was going to closed we have no proof.
Have you tried to phone in EI and explain the situation and see what they say.

Before covid who was taking care of your daughter? Where you just wrapping up maturity leave?

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