Repaying COVID-19 benefits

In 2020, the federal government introduced emergency benefits to help Canadians get the financial relief they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. You might have received an emergency benefit, like the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), but later found out you weren’t actually eligible for it.

If you repaid COVID-19 support benefits in 2021, you can claim all or some of the amount you repaid on your 2021 return. Here’s what you need to know about claiming your COVID-19 support benefit repayments.