Category Archives: Covid-19

The new COVID-19 Caregiving Benefit – October 2020

As CERB wraps up there are some new supports in place to assist people through these trying times. One of those benefits is the Canada Recovery
Caregiver Benefit (CRCB). The new Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit is
effective from September 27, 2020 for one year, and provides $500 per week (($450 after taxes withheld), for up to 26 weeks per household to
eligible Canadians.

For more information about eligibility, please see the CRCB poster.

Prime Minister announces supports for Canadians with disabilities to address challenges from COVID-19

Last week, SCS joined an initiative encouraging provincial organizations and our partners to send a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and MPs located in the Eastern Region requesting financial support to help people with developmental disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic.

Our Board members took it a step further and connected with local MPs to ensure the message was heard.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced support to help Canadians with disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic.

This support includes a special one-time, tax-free payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit as of June 1, 2020, as follows:

  • $600 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate.
  • $300 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension.
  • $100 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the OAS pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Click on this link to read the announcement:
https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/06/05/prime-minister-announces-supports-canadians-disabilities-address

CVE’s ODSP Covid Fact Sheet

Although this may be a challenging time, we at CVE Inc. are here to support you with your employment support and any related items. We have created this fact  ODSP & Covid-19 Fact Sheet to help you stay safe and healthy and to help educate you on the signs and symptoms of Covid-19. We are also including tips on how to take care of your mental health which is just as important as your physical health.