COVID-19: Already more than 400,000 requests for economic stimulus services

The Canadian Economic Stimulus Benefit (CEP) was just launched on Monday when the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has already received more than 400,000 requests for one form or another of benefit.

As of Monday evening, the CRA had received 240,640 requests for PCRE, which allows Canadians who have lost their jobs or who experience a significant loss of employment income due to COVID-19 to receive an amount of $ 500 per week for a maximum of 26 weeks. This is the same amount that was offered with the Canada Emergency Benefit (CEP), replaced by the CEP.

In addition, 107,150 Canadian Caregiver Economic Recovery Benefit (PCREPA) applications and more than 58,650 Canada Economic Recovery Sickness Benefit (PCMRE) applications were received by the CRA. These benefits allow you to obtain the same amount as with the PCRE.

It should be noted that a large part of the ECP beneficiaries, abolished on September 27, have also been migrated to the employment insurance program.

Launched on an emergency basis last spring, the PKU has paid out $ 81.64 billion to an estimated 8.9 million Canadians who received benefits at one point or another during the program’s seven months of operation, data shows available on the Government of Canada site.

About Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith who hails from Toronto, Canada currently runs this news portofolio who completed Masters in Political science from University of Toronto. She started her career with BBC then relocated to TorontoStar as senior political reporter. She is caring and hardworking.

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