What happened to receive two separate payments of $2000?


What happened to receive two separate payments of $2000?


April. 13, 2020

Global Korean Post


As of today, the 2nd eligibility period starts the week of April 13.

If you are eligible for the CERB, you can expect $2,000 ($500 per week) for a 4-week period.


The CERB is paid by direct deposit or by cheque if your direct deposit information is not on file.

You can apply either Online with CRA My Account or over the phone with an automated phone service (1 800 959 2019 or 1 800 959 2041)


After you apply, you should get your payment in 3 business days if you signed up for direct deposit.  If you haven’t, you should get it in about 10 business days.


If you received two separate payments of $2000 at the first eligibility period of CERB, you may have mistakenly applied for the CERB twice.  CRA will contact you shortly.


These benefits are taxable so you will need to report any payments received on next year’s tax filing. An information slip will be made available for the 2020 tax year in My Account under Tax Information Slips (T4 and more).

If your situation continues, you can re-apply for a payment for multiple 4-week periods, to a maximum of 16 weeks (4 periods).

By Global Korean Post with files