The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they’re sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19.
If you’re eligible for the CRSB, you can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for a 1-week period.
If your situation continues past 1 week, you will need to apply again. You may apply up to a total of 2 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.
To be eligible for the CRSB, you must meet all the following conditions for the 1-week period you are applying for:
- You are unable to work at least 50% of your scheduled work week because you’re self-isolating for one of the following reasons:
- You are sick with COVID-19 or may have COVID-19
- You are advised to self-isolate due to COVID-19
- You have an underlying health condition that puts you at greater risk of getting COVID-19.
- You did not apply for or receive income from the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB), the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), short-term disability benefits, workers’ compensation benefits or Employment Insurance (EI) benefits during a specific 2-week period being claimed
- You reside in Canada, and you were present in Canada
- You are at least 15 years old and have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)
- You earned at least $5,000 (before deductions) in 2019, 2020, or in the 12 months before the date you apply from any of the following sources:
- employment income
- self-employment income
- maternity and parental benefits from EI or similar QPIP benefits
- You are not receiving paid leave from your employer for the same period
What is included in employment or self-employment income:
For this calculation, self-employment income is your revenue minus any expenses incurred to earn the self-employment revenue.
Employment and/or self-employment income includes, among other things:
- tips you may earn while working
- non-eligible dividends
- honoraria (such as nominal amounts paid to emergency service volunteers)
- royalties (such as those paid to artists)
Do not include the following in the calculation:
- Disability benefits
- Student loans and bursaries
- Maternity and parental benefits from EI or similar QPIP benefits
- Any Canada COVID-19 emergency or recovery benefits
More details can be found here