When the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) ended, the Canadian government created 3 new Recovery Benefits and made changes to Employment Insurance (EI). There are special rules about these programs for people who are on Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
This month’s On the Radar looks at how COVID-19 benefits interact with OW and ODSP.
At the beginning of COVID-19, tribunals across Ontario were forced to close. Many have now re-opened using remote or virtual hearings by video or telephone. This includes the Landlord and Tenant Board, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Board,
CLEO has updated information about the law as a result of the second state of emergency.
Ontario state of emergency:
CLEO has new information about the law and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How can I get homecare services if I don’t want to move into a long-term care home?
Is it safe to have a healthcare provider come to my home during COVID-19?
Can I be treated at home for COVID-19 even if it puts my life in danger?
Most tenants in Ontario will not have a rent increase in 2021. This month’s On the Radar from CLEO looks at who’s affected by the new “rent freeze” law and how it works.
Learn more at: On the Radar – 2021: The year of the rent freeze
CLEO has new and updated information about benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who qualifies for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) and how do I apply?
Who qualifies for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) and how do I apply?
Who qualifies for the Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit (CRCB) and how do I apply?
Steps to Justice has updated information about the changes to Employment Insurance dealing with the number of qualifying insurable hours and the new minimum payment. These changes replace the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), which ends on October 3, 2020. Updates have also been made to the COVID-19 content.
From: Employment and Social Development Canada – While many Canadians have seen their jobs come back and have returned to work since the start of the pandemic, the Government of Canada recognizes that there remain other workers in sectors that have been particularly hit hard who continue to need support.
CLEO has new and updated information about the law and legal services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Income Benefits during COVID-19: A webinar for front-line workers on CERB to EI + new Canada Recovery Benefits