Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that the Canada Emergency Student Benefit application process will open this Friday, May 15.
The CESB will be available from May to August 2020 to students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and who are enrolled in a post-secondary education program leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate; or who ended their studies no earlier than December 2019. It will also be available to Canadian students studying abroad, as well as high school graduates who will be starting a post-secondary program in the coming months. The CESB will provide $1,250 every four weeks to eligible students, or $2,000 every four weeks to eligible students with disabilities, or those with children or other dependants.
What is Canada Emergency Student Benefit
- Canada Emergency Student Benefit will give students $1250 a month from May to August.
- If you are taking care of somebody else or have a disability the amount will rise to $2000 each month.
- The benefit will start on May 1 for those postsecondary students who are going to school in September including those who are currently enrolled, or if you have graduated in December 2019.
- Students with a job, but earning less than $1,000 a month can apply.
- It will be delivered through the Canada Revenue Agency.
- Sign up for “My Account” on the Canada Revenue Agency and enable direct deposit.
- The application will be online on May 15.