Métis Health & Wellness Month: Guidance on Setting up Payment Plans for COVID-19 and CERB Benefits

Abbotsford, January 19, 2024 – In an effort to support the health and well-being of Métis individuals, Metis Health and Wellness Month is highlighting the importance of physical, mental, and financial health within the community. As part of this initiative, comprehensive information has been provided regarding setting up payment plans for individuals who may have received COVID-19 and CERB benefits.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has affected communities globally, the Canadian government implemented various financial assistance programs, including the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). However, in some cases, recipients may need to arrange payment plans for any overpayments received.

Métis Health and Wellness Month encourages individuals to prioritize their financial health by addressing any outstanding payments related to COVID-19 and CERB benefits. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has set up a dedicated webpage to guide individuals through the process of arranging suitable payment plans.

How to Set Up a Payment Plan:
Individuals seeking to establish a payment plan for overpayments related to COVID-19 and CERB benefits can follow these steps:

  1. Visit the CRA Website:
    Access the dedicated CRA webpage for information on setting up payment arrangements: CRA Payment Arrangement.
  2. Review Eligibility Criteria:
    Understand the eligibility criteria for payment arrangements and ensure compliance with the outlined guidelines.
  3. Prepare Necessary Information:
    Gather all relevant information, including details about the overpayment, personal identification, and financial documentation.
  4. Initiate the Process:
    Follow the step-by-step instructions provided on the CRA website to initiate the payment arrangement process.
  5. Contact CRA Support if Needed:
    For any queries or assistance during the process, individuals can contact the CRA directly for support: 1-800-959-8281 

Métis Health and Wellness Month emphasizes the importance of taking proactive steps towards financial well-being. By addressing overpayments and setting up suitable payment plans, individuals contribute to the overall health and resilience of the Metis community.

For more information on related financial guidance, visit the official CRA website: CRA Payment Arrangement.

Note: This information is provided as a public service announcement and is not intended as financial or legal advice. Individuals are encouraged to consult with relevant authorities or professionals for personalized guidance.