Helpful Links – Individuals

2020 was a challenging year for all Canadians. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting jobs across the country, many taxpayers have had to rely on income support from the government to be able to meet their financial obligations. Financial support is still available to Canadians during the pandemic, including new benefits and credits, and changes to existing ones.

To help you understand which of these credits or benefits may apply to you, please see below:

Employed or Self-Employed Individuals affected by the pandemic:


This program provides income support to employed and self-employed individuals who were directly affected by the pandemic and are not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

If eligible, you can receive $900 (after withholding taxes) for 2 weeks. The CRB does not renew automatically; taxpayers must apply again for each eligibility period. Only a maximum of 13 eligibility periods are allowed for each taxpayer between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.

For more eligibility information and how to apply for the CRB, click here.

Employed or Self-Employed Individuals who are sick or in self-isolation due to the pandemic:


This program provides employed or self-employed individuals who are sick or in self-isolation because of COVID-19 with income support of $450 (after withholding taxes) for 1 week. Individuals with an underlying health condition that would put them at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 may qualify for CRSB as well.

Taxpayers will have to re-apply for the CRSB after each 1 week period.

For more eligibility information and how to apply for the CRSB, click here.

Other support programs:


If you must stop working to be able to take care of your child (under 12 years of age) because their school or daycare is closed due to the pandemic, you may be eligible for the CRCB. Individuals that must take care of a family member who is sick because of COVID-19 or is at serious risk of health complications if they contract it, may be eligible as well.

For more eligibility information and how to apply for the CRSB, click here.

PROVINCIAL SUPPORTS are also available – click here to learn more about programs available in Ontario.

Please note: You should read the full list of eligibility requirements before applying for any income support programs or contact us if you have any questions.


Employment Insurance (EI)

Personal Taxes

HST Credit

Canada Child Benefit

Old Age Security (OAS)

Canada Pension Plan (CPP)