Technical glitches briefly mar first day of applications for Canada Recovery Benefit


Canadians seeking to access new financial support after missing work because of COVID-19 appeared to briefly run into technical glitches as applications opened for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) on Monday. Applications for the new benefit, which will pay $500 per week for up to 26 weeks, can be made through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The benefit is open to those who don’t qualify for EI because they never paid into it or don’t have enough hours. On Monday morning, some people reported having trouble applying through the Government of Canada website. According to screenshots posted to social media, numerous people got an error message saying: “You cannot apply for the Canada Recovery Benefit as you have applied for all eligible periods.”

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