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Coronavirus: Canadians struggle to apply for COVID-19 relief with CRA portal down

Canadians who want to apply for COVID-19 benefits or check their application status this weekend will have to wait a little longer.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is doing “routine maintenance” over the weekend, but it comes at a time when many Canadians are already finding it difficult to get the help they need.

The CRA has said in a statement to Global News that some applications for Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) are not immediately approved because the agency is looking to do “more up-front verification” to prove those applying are in fact eligible for the benefit.

Abigail Bimman explains the frustration many Canadians are feeling.

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    Don't depend on the government to help.They should've just made universal and deal with it come tax time.

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    change thecurrent

    meanwhile in sweden…..

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    Shouldn't apply online either there is no real privacy protection then again all the service Canada offices are closed for human interaction and the job search places are closed due to covid anyway.

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    God bless Canada! Be strong Canada! 🇨🇦💪🤙! 🤜🇨🇳🦠☠️👹👎🏿!

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    As landlords hover over helpless families….. not helping single people either 😣

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    maybe china can help (sarcasm)

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    Canadians are just struggling…….

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    Oh how convenient. More Liberal deception.

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    Don’t follow the menu. It will drop you no matter what and say the phones are too busy. Just go straight to the operator

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    Just wait!!! The Liberal solution will be contracting out the service to another Liberal back room deal.

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    They should have just extended the CERB…

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