#BREAKING: The federal government plans to transition CERB recipients to Employment Insurance in the fall, Trudeau says.
Ottawa will also create a 'transitional, parallel benefit' for people who don't qualify for Employment Insurance, like contract and gig workers, the prime minister said.
The last scheduled CERB pay period is set to end on Sept. 26. The taxable, personal income benefit — launched in early April — provides $2,000 every four weeks to eligible applicants who lost work or their jobs due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as of mid-March.
The federal government later extended the duration of the CERB program through the summer. Eligible applicants can claim the benefit for a maximum of six, four-week periods.