Cpp (d) and CERB

I’m on CCP D and I m receiving 825. 00 a month, my husband supports me because my mon6is just enough for my meds and my personal item. So he is paying all the bills plus he has a auto shop with high over head. He applied for the CERB but 2000.00 a month isnt enough to pay rent at the business. I started a small busines with yoga beads bracelet and I invested quite a bit with my line of credit. I just earned enough to pay off my line of credit. Can I apply for the cerb?

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html#who

If you have made at least 5000 (and under 5800.01) in the last 12 months And you stopped working/selling due to COVID 19-Apply. Expect an audit, and you will need documentation of your sales/business. I expect quite a few on CPP-D may claim self employment to get the CERB. I would highly expect an audit.

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If a person also gets LTD then they should think hard.

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You income tax records for 2019 and 2020 would need to show you and income (revenue minus expenses) of $5,000 or more. You have to be careful because you may have revenue of $5,000 or more, but when you expenses are added in it can make your income BELOW the $5,000 needed to qualify for the CERB.

If your tax returns won’t show an income of $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months leading up to your application for the CERB then you should not apply.


David Brannen

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