Canada Emergency Response Benefit Act
6 (1) A worker is eligible for an income support payment if
(a) the worker, whether employed or self-employed, ceases working for reasons related to COVID-19 for at least 14 consecutive days within the four-week period in respect of which they apply for the payment; and
(b) they do not receive, in respect of the consecutive days on which they have ceased working,
(i) subject to the regulations, income from employment or self-employment,
(ii) benefits, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Employment Insurance Act, or an employment insurance emergency response benefit referred to in section 153.7 of that Act,
(iii) allowances, money or other benefits paid to the worker under a provincial plan because of pregnancy or in respect of the care by the worker of one or more of their new-born children or one or more children placed with them for the purpose of adoption, or
(iv) any other income that is prescribed by regulation.
(2) An employed worker does not cease work for the purpose of paragraph (1)(a) if they quit their employment voluntarily.
(3) The Minister may, by regulation,
(a) exclude a class of income from the application of subparagraph (1)(b)(i); and
(b) prescribe any other income for the purposes of subparagraph (1)(b)(iv).
- 2020, c. 5, s. 8 “6”
- 2022, c. 10, s. 382
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