Are you eligible for the one-time tax free $1,000 payment?

April 24, 2020

Here is some great information for those already receiving the CERB.

The B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers will provide a tax-free, one time $1,000 payment for B.C. residents whose ability to work has been affected due to COVID-19.

If you haven’t applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit yet, you must apply for it now as this is one of the eligibility requirements for the B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers.

Your Banking information will be needed

Online applications

You can apply online starting May 1, 2020. Applying online is safe, secure and only takes minutes.

  • You can apply anytime, from anywhere, using any device, including your smart phone
  • Applying online is the fastest way to get your benefit
  • Your personal information is protected and secure when you apply

Documentation isn't required when you apply. However, all applications will be verified and we may ask you for proof of your eligibility at a later date.

Telephone applications

You can apply by telephone with the help of our agents starting May 4, 2020. This option is for people who don’t have internet access.

We anticipate high call volumes and strongly recommend applying online if you can.  


Please let me know if this informatio is helpful.

Marc Dalton MP