Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit

Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development Canada

Provides income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they're 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.

Service offers:

  • $500 per week for up to a maximum of 6 weeks, for workers who are unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they contracted COVID-19, self-isolated, or have underlying conditions, are undergoing treatments or have contracted other sicknesses that would make them more susceptible to COVID-19

  • individuals can apply retroactively for periods 61 to 63 until February 16, 2022 if they are eligible
  • extended until May 7, 2022
Yes, Service targeted to individuals: 
  • unable to work at least 50% of their scheduled work week because they are self-isolating for one of the following reasons:
    • sick with COVID-19 or may have COVID-19
    • advised to self-isolate due to COVID-19
    • an underlying health condition that puts you at greater risk of getting COVID-19
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • visit Canada Revenue Agency My Account website to apply online
  • call 1-800-959-8281 to apply
Before calling, individuals will need the following:
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • full name and date of birth
  • complete address
  • assessed tax return, notice of assessment or reassessment, other tax document, or be signed in to CRA My Account

Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Direct deposit can be expected within 3-5 business days. Mailed cheques can be expected in 10-12 business days.

Web Site
English; French
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Last Verified On
July 14, 2021
5101 Franklin Avenue
Yellowknife, NT, X1A 3Z4
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