February 9 2021 2:02pm

Coronavirus: CERB recipients deemed ineligible after messaging mix-up won’t be forced to repay

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that anyone who applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) based on their net, not their gross income, won’t have to repay the money. It’s a reprieve for more than 400,000 self-employed Canadians who got letters from the Canada Revenue Agency last year telling them they’d have to repay federal emergency benefits.

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