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CERB Question

mhbin

Star Member
Mar 22, 2015
176
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Hello everyone,

My wife was temporarily laid off at the end of March, and her last cheque was issued on April 15. She passed the $5000 income requirement with that last cheque. We applied CERB on April 20th considering that she was eligible as this suggests: "Who had employment and/or self-employment income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of their application". But now, we're not sure if she was eligible back then as the first CERB payment period started from March.

Was it too early to apply? Should we pay it back?
 

mhbin

Star Member
Mar 22, 2015
176
3
No, with her two paycheques on Apr9th and Apr15, she passed $5000 (the mployer made late payments on April, even though she was laid off on March)