Ottawa introduces an Emergency Benefit gives $2,000 every month for the next four months for salaried or self-employed workers who are absent from work, have lost contracts or have been laid off because of COVID-19.
A portal will be put online soon, possibly in early April. According to the government, taxpayers will receive the money 10 days after they apply.
The Emergency Benefit is a merger of the Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit created last week.
The federal emergency plan adopted
In addition, the $82-billion emergency plan announced by the Trudeau government was passed Wednesday morning in the House of Commons in Ottawa. Taxpayers should receive the first unemployment cheques on April 6.
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The IATSE 514 team