Ban $5000 Requirement for CERB COVID-19

Ban $5000 Requirement for CERB COVID-19

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Angelika Kalenchuk started this petition to Maryam Monsef and

The CERB (Canadian Emergency Response Benefit) Has a requirement.  In order to receive this benefit, this however is unfair in so mant cases. Read further. Here the CERB stated as follows: 

You must reside in Canada and be at least 15 years old
You must have a valid social Insurance Number
You must have stopped working because of COVID-19 related reasons or are eligible for Employment Insurance – regular or sickness benefits
You had income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of applying for CERB. This can be from employment, self-employment, maternity/paternal benefits under the EI program or a combination of those sources.
You expect to be without employment or self-employment income for at least 14 consecutive days within the first four-week period. For the rest of the benefit periods, you expect to have no employment income
If you are not a citizen or a permanent resident, you may be eligible to receive the CERB if you meet other eligibility requirements – including international students and temporary foreign workers.

The requirement $5000 in 2019, or 12 month period is unfair.  Some people have been unemployed, AND on income assistance and transitioned to work. Who have lost a job. These people will not be eligable for this benefit. And whom will have no other income, and will not be eligable for income assistance or they do not give enough. This needs to change. It should be applicable to ANYONE who does not have a source of income. Or who had worked starting this year or last year, but lost their job anyways and did not make $5000 however  made some income. Sign this petition to stop this requirement  and allow anyone without an income to be eligable. This is targeted at Maryam Monsef. In the article she states that students can only apply with the $5000 requirement. Please change this so everyone who is in poverty or no income has one until they return to work or have a job. In order to change this. Please sign. Please sign to ban this requirement. 

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