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Emergency Benefit

Dear member,

Ottawa introduces an Emergency Benefit gives $2,000 every month for the next four months for salaried or self-employed workers who are absent from work, have lost contracts or have been laid off because of COVID-19.

A portal will be put online soon, possibly in early April. According to the government, taxpayers will receive the money 10 days after they apply.

The Emergency Benefit is a merger of the Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit created last week.

The federal emergency plan adopted
In addition, the $82-billion emergency plan announced by the Trudeau government was passed Wednesday morning in the House of Commons in Ottawa. Taxpayers should receive the first unemployment cheques on April 6.

To read the full text, click here.

With solidarity,

The IATSE 514 team

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