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I made most of my money in tips. Can I still qualify for federal and provincial COVID-19 benefits?

08, 01-2021

To qualify for the CRB, CRCB, or CRSB you must have earned at least $5,000 in the last 12 months or in 2019 or 2020. Applications for the CERB have closed.

The $5,000 includes all employment and self-employment income. This includes among other types of income, tips you have declared as income.

Go to Questions and Answers on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit for more information on the types of income that count towards the CERB income qualification. For a list of all provincial and federal COVID-19 benefit programs, see HERE.


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