Canada workers' extended lockdown benefit comes into effect

The expanded Canada Worker Containment Benefit takes effect

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The Government of Canada announced on Thursday that expanded eligibility for the Canada Worker Containment Benefit (PCTCC) is in effect.

Canadians who live in areas affected by lockdown or capacity restrictions can now access the PCTCC.

The benefit will provide income support of $ 300 per week to eligible workers who are directly affected by a containment measure linked to COVID-19 that caused them to lose 50% or more of their income. Workers in the newly designated containment regions can apply for the benefit as early as Thursday, retroactively to December 19, 2021 until February 12, 2022.

The government says it is committed to ensuring that Canadians receive the support they need to deal with the impact of the evolution of the Omicron variant, while supporting economic recovery.

Cases of fraud and Suspicious activity will continue to be monitored and new controls have been put in place to protect the integrity of programs and ensure that only eligible Canadians receive benefit payments, the federal government added.

Currently, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut are included in the designated containment regions. This list will be updated as provincial and territorial governments implement changes to restrictions imposed by a public health authority.

The eligibility criteria for the PCTCC are as follows: & nbsp; & nbsp;

  • Have earned at least $ 5,000 in 2020, 2021 or during the 12 months preceding the date of the application; & nbsp;
  • Have filed a tax return for 2020; & nbsp;
  • Working or providing a service in a designated containment region; & nbsp;
  • Have suffered one of the following consequences: loss of employment, an inability to exercise contracts as a self-employed worker, an average weekly drop in income of at least 50% compared to the previous year, due to living in a designated containment region. & nbsp; & nbsp;

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