COVID-19: Canada broadens $300-a-week benefit amid new restrictions | FULL

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23 Dec 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday that the federal government is expanding eligibility for its Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit amid new Omicron-related COVID-19 restrictions. It allows any worker to apply for the support if their workplace has been slapped with capacity-limiting restrictions of 50 per cent or more.

The announcement comes after provinces across the country have hit bars, restaurants and other workplaces with new restrictions — but no lockdowns — to try to contain the spread of the Omicron variant.

Eligible workers can receive $300 — $270 after taxes — for each one-week period until May 7, 2022. The expanded eligibility, however, only applies until Feb. 12, 2022.

To get the benefit, you’ll also need to have lost 50 per cent or more of your income as a result of these capacity limits, according to the government.

During the update, Trudeau told reporters he’s self-monitoring for COVID-19 after members of his staff and security team tested positive for the virus, adding that he was undergoing regular testing and following public health protocols.

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