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Medical support

These benefits can help you pay for the costs of medical care, like drugs or special equipment.

Common medical support benefits

Federal

This program provides short term financial assistance to people who are unable to work because of sickness, injury or quarantine.

Up to $595 per week.

Tax filing required

Federal

Gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care.

Up to $450 per 1-week period.

Tax filing required

Federal

The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19.

Up to $450 per 1-week period.

Tax filing required

Federal

The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program provides eligible First Nations and Inuit clients with coverage for a range of health benefits that are not covered through other social programs, private insurance plans, or provincial or territorial health insurance.

Tax filing required