Some CERB recipients to get notices they must repay benefit

Some CERB recipients to get notices they must repay benefit

Some Canadians who received a pandemic jobless benefit are set to receive notices that they have to repay some of the aid they received last year. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit was rolled out at the onset of the pandemic during a historic drop in the labour market when three million jobs were lost and two million people had hours cut. The government sent $2,000 payments to some recipients who applied through Service Canada as an advance on the first four weeks to help households who saw a sudden loss of earnings. The idea was to reconcile the payment at some point during the time CERB was available, which is why many who got the advance saw a break in benefits during the summer of 2020. The government now says …
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