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What supports are available if I have to stay home with my child or must provide care to a family member?

11, 09-2020

The new Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit, would be effective from September 27, 2020 for one year, and provide $500 per week, for up to 26 weeks per household to eligible Canadians.

The closure of schools and other daycare and day program facilities to prevent the spread of COVID 19 has meant that many Canadians have been unable to work because they needed to provide care to children or support to other dependents who had to stay home.

For eligibility requirements and to learn more about the program, see the Government of Canada.

This benefit is pending the passage of legislation in the House of Commons and Senate. More details will be made available soon.