World News – CA – Canadians demanding new benefits for coronavirus face technical challenges


The federal government says that the technical difficulties that thwarted the efforts of some Canadians to seek new financial support on Monday have been resolved

The Canada Revenue Agency reported the problems hours after claims opened for benefits – for those who missed their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic –

#crb is supposed to be open today but it says there are no open benefit periods & must apply every second Monday (which it does) I haven’t gotten anything since the last CERB in August Anyone have any idea what’s going on ?? @ CanRevAgency @JustinTrudeau # COVID19 picTwittercom / KAgws3nyYb

« Earlier today, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) encountered technical issues with claims for recovery benefits The technical issues have now been resolved and the application of recovery benefits has been reinstated An ARC spokesperson said in an email to Global News

New benefits come into effect as concerns rise over growing job losses, with Ontario and Quebec imposing targeted restrictions on restaurants, bars and fitness centers to slow the spread of COVID -19

Applications for the new Canadian Recovery Benefit, which will pay $ 500 per week for a maximum of 26 weeks, can be made through the Canada Revenue Agency

A new caregiver benefit also goes into effect today, after numerous calls since the start of the pandemic for additional support for parents and others forced to take time off work to care for a child. dependent due to COVID-19

Women have seen a disproportionate impact on their careers and incomes due to the pandemic, as they have largely taken on the burden of childcare and home schooling

The caregiver benefit applies to people who are absent from work due to the closure of the school or daycare, and whose children who miss school or daycare because they have contracted the virus or may have been exposed

This also applies to people forced to take time off work to care for family members who need specialized care not available to them due to COVID-19

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The government is also creating a new sick leave benefit that pays up to $ 1,000 over two weeks to people who cannot work because they have contracted COVID-19 or must self-isolate due to virus

The series of new multibillion-dollar benefits come into effect following an acrimonious political battle in Parliament that ultimately saw all parties vote for them, but not before the Liberal government rushed for it. them

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