If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support.

Eligibility rules, and the CERB application process is explained at: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html.

A list of questions and answers about the program can be found at: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application/questions.html.

The government has also launched two dedicated CERB telephone helplines. Get automated assistance and answers to common questions by dialing 1-833-966-2099, or reach a live agent for individualized support at 1-800-959-8281.