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Canada Emergency Response Benefit Act

Version of section 6 from 2022-06-23 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:Eligibility

  •  (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.

  • Marginal note:Exclusion

    (2) An employed worker does not cease work for the purpose of paragraph (1)(a) if they quit their employment voluntarily.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (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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