Pandemic Gov't Assistance Information

Posted on: 2020-12-18

The COVID-19 global pandemic is having significant financial impacts on individual members and the Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation community.

 

The Board of Trustees understands and acknowledges this financial hardship on members and would like to provide information to guide our people to resources and programs that are available to on and off reserve members. There are governmental assistance programs addressing the pandemic that may not be known to many people.

 

Please find below a listing of individual assistance programs and income tax links. We encourage you to find out more information about the program and determine if you are eligible for that program for financial assistance.  

 

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Support for Individuals & Families

Employment Insurance (EI) Program – changes as of Sept 27, 2020.

Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) 

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

Mortgage Payment Deferral 

Persons with Disabilities

Special One-Time, Tax-Free, Non-Reportable Payment

Post-secondary Students & Recent Graduates

Helping Student Loan Borrowers – changes to student loans

 

*Canada Emergency Response Benefits (CERB) – this program is now CLOSED as of September 25, 2020 and been replaced with other recover benefits programs.

 

For more information on the programs, please visit the following website link:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#individuals

 

AFTER CERB: TRANSITIONING TO NEW BENEFITS:

 

Please following this link for further information regarding details with the transition to the new recovery benefits; and if you need financial assistance after your CERB ended (as of September 25, 2020). 

 

This site will assist with whether you received CERB through Service Canada or the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application/transition.html

 

CERB with CRA – RETURN OR REPAY A PAYMENT:

 

Further information with the latest tax implications on the previous CERB, please see the following link:

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

 

INCOME TAX UPDATE: COVID-19

 

Everything you need to know about CRA’s response to COVID-19 in regard to filing/payment deadlines and tax implications of the benefits programs, can be found on the following to links:

TurboTax:  

https://turbotax-intuit-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/turbotax.intuit.ca/tips/everything-you-need-to-know-about-canada-revenue-agencys-response-to-covid-19-11832/amp

CRA:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/covid-19-filing-payment-dates.html

 

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