Can You Apply For Cerb And EI At The Same Time?

Can you apply for both Cerb and EI through Service Canada?

The answer is no.

Some people may apply for both, and may even receive payment from both, but it should be either one or the other.

For anyone who is eligible for EI on March 15, 2020, or later, EI claims will be automatically processed through the CERB..

Is Cerb and Ei the same?

The Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) is designed to assist adults that are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an income replacement program, not an income supplement program. It is intended to be accessed by anyone who is not working and is not otherwise eligible for Employment Insurance (EI).

How much EI will I get?

For most people, the basic rate for calculating EI benefits is 55% of your average insurable weekly earnings, up to a maximum amount. As of January 1, 2020, the maximum yearly insurable earnings amount is $54,200. This means that you can receive a maximum amount of $573 per week.

When should I expect my EI payment?

6. After you’ve applied. If you are entitled to receive EI regular benefits, you should receive your first payment within 28 days of the date we receive your application and all required documents. You must complete bi-weekly reports to prove your eligibility and to receive benefits to which you may be entitled.

Can I apply for EI after 2 months?

You should apply for EI benefits as soon as you stop working. You can apply for benefits even if you receive money when you leave your job, and even if you have not yet received your Record of Employment. If you delay applying for more than four weeks after your last day of work, you may lose benefits.

Will I have to pay back EI?

You do not have to repay your EI benefits if: your 2019 net income is less than $66,375; or. … However, if you received a combination of regular and special benefits within the same tax year, you may still have to repay a percentage of the regular benefits received.

Can I apply for Cerb if I have applied for EI?

You may be eligible for the CERB. You would be eligible if you have used up your EI regular benefits between December 29, 2019 and October 3, 2020. You are an individual who received EI regular benefits. You exhausted them in late fall 2019. You cannot find work because of COVID-19.

What happens if I get both EI and Cerb?

If you qualified for EI, once the CERB runs out, you will be transferred back to EI for payment continuation. The call to action: If you received two payments, set the money aside and be prepared for the clawback. You may want to self-identify to the government.

Do I have to apply for Cerb every month?

A CERB eligibility period is a specific 4-week period. … The CERB does not renew automatically. You must apply for each period that you are eligible for separately. You can apply for a maximum of 7 periods.

Can I still apply for Cerb?

The CRA is continuing to accept and process retroactive applications until December 2, 2020. You can apply for periods 5 to 7 through the CRA’s My Account or automated toll-free phone line at 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041. You can apply for periods 1 to 4 by speaking to one of our agents at 1-800-232-1966.

Can you work while on EI?

Yes, you can work while getting EI, but half the amount you earn will be taken off your EI benefits. This applies as long as you do not earn more than 90% of the average insurable earnings your benefit was based on. … Under the old rules you could earn up to $75 a week or 40% of your weekly benefit, whichever was more.