Wayne Easter
Hon. Wayne Easter
Member of Parliament for Malpeque
COVID-19 Supports Update - Existing and New Emergency and Recovery Benefits
November 12, 2020

Applying Retroactively for the Canada Emergency Benefits

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), have now ended. However, eligible individuals have until December 2, 2020 to apply retroactively for all periods of the CERB (retroactive applications for the CESB are not possible):

If you were receiving the CERB, you may be eligible for one of the new recovery benefits retroactive to September 27, 2020 and available until September 25, 2021:


Emergency / Recovery Benefits – Main Phone Numbers

You can reach the CRA using two general phone numbers:




This phone number can be used to obtain general information about the new Canada Recovery Benefits (CRB, CRCB and CRSB):

Main office - Hunter River
4283 Route 13 Unit 1
Hunter River, Prince Edward Island
C0A 1N0


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Hill Office
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6


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