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How to apply for EI and COVID-19 emergency benefits

covid-19 and EI titleWorkers and businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for part of the $82 billion aid package announced Wednesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which includes $27 billion in direct support for those struggling to find work or care for family members.

The package, now before Parliament, stands to adjust the rules on who qualifies for Employment Insurance (EI), and includes two emergency benefits for those who don’t.

The emergency benefits aren’t yet available, but the government has released guidelines on who can apply, and how much relief Canadians can expect. Here’s how they’ll work.

Full Article: cbc.ca

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