Canada already paying unemployed citizens $2,000 per month for coronavirus relief
CERB gives $2,000 a month for the next four months for people who lost their job because of COVID-19. There are differences between CERB and The Emergency Money for the People Act. Those who had no earnings, were unemployed, or are currently unemployed would also be eligible. The United States Department of Labor reported at the beginning of the month, the unemployment rate rose to 4.4% in its workforce. More than 6 million Canadians have already applied for the COVID-19 emergency aid benefits in the past month, according to figures from the Employment Ministers Office.
Legislation proposes paying Americans $2,000 a month
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Even as millions of Americans wait for stimulus checks, a proposal is being floated to pay them even more. The $2 trillion measure passed last month contained billions in financial aid for people and businesses hurt by the outbreak. Unlike the CARES Act, for instance, the bill would issue payments to college students and people with disabilities even if they are claimed as dependents. The new legislation would also take into account the number of people without bank accounts or physical addresses and issue payments through a range of ways such as direct deposit, checks, pre-paid debit cards and mobile apps. “Many Ohioans are just receiving — or about to receive — the first cash payment we passed in the CARES Act,” Ryan said.