World News – CA – CRA’s new support program for COVID-19 benefits reinstated after technical difficulties


Nicole bogart
CTVNewsca writer


The government’s new financial support program for Canadians who missed their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic was temporarily sidelined by technical issues on Monday, leaving many unable to apply for the Canada Benefit for recovery

According to a statement released to CTVNewsca, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) experienced « technical problems » with claims on Monday morning. Several people also contacted CTV News to report the problem

« The technical issues that impacted the clawback benefits application process have now been restored. Taxpayers can now resume their applications The CRA regrets the momentary impact this may have on applicants and we appreciate their patience. » , said a spokesperson via email

New benefits come into effect as concerns rise over growing job losses as Ontario and Quebec impose 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, must be made through the Canada Revenue Agency

A new caregiver benefit also comes into effect on Monday, 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 dependent due of COVID-19 The benefit applies to people who are absent from work due to the closure of schools or daycare centers, whose children miss school or daycare because they have contracted the virus or may have be unavailable to them due to COVID-19

A new sick leave benefit will also be available for those who cannot work because they have contracted COVID-19 or must self-isolate due to the virus The benefit will pay up to $ 1,000 over two weeksâ € ”

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