Grant Name: Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)





May 7, 2022


The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19. The CRSB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

If you are eligible for the CRSB, you can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for a 1-week period.

If your situation continues, you will need to apply again. You may apply for up to a total of 6 weeks between September 27, 2020 and May 7, 2022.


  • You are unable to work at least 50% of your scheduled work week because you’re self-isolating for one of the following reasons:
    • You are sick with COVID-19 or may have COVID-19
    • You are advised to self-isolate due to COVID-19
    • You have an underlying health condition that puts you at greater risk of getting COVID-19.
  • You did not apply for or receive any of the following for the same period:
    • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
    • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)
    • Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB)
    • Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
    • Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) benefits
    • short-term disability benefits
  • You reside in Canada
  • You were present in Canada
  • You are at least 15 years old
  • You have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • You earned at least $5,000 in 2019, 2020, 2021, or in the 12 months before the date you apply from any of the following sources:
    • employment income (total or gross pay)
    • net self-employment income (after deducting expenses)
    • maternity and parental benefits from EI or similar QPIP benefits
  • You are not receiving paid leave from your employer for the same period
  • You were not self-isolating or in quarantine due to international travel

How to Apply?

Online through the CRA My Account Portal or by phone

Funding Amount

$500 per week (up to a maximum of 6 weeks)

Contact Information

TEL: 1-800-959-8281

Processing Fee




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