Some CERB recipients about to get notices to repay portion of the money they received
The government says there are still recipients who owe all or part of the $2,000 advance they received, specifically those who were not entitled to the aid or didn’t collect CERB for at least 20 weeks
Author of the article:
The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — Some Canadians who received a pandemic jobless benefit are set to receive notices that they have to repay some of the aid they received last year.
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit was rolled out at the onset of the pandemic during a historic drop in the labour market — three million jobs lost and two million people with hours cut. The government sent $2,000 payments to some recipients who applied through Service Canada as an advance on the first four weeks to help households who saw sudden loss of earnings.