After $500M in CERB payments sent to people also claiming EI, investigation needed into fraud: AG

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March 26, 2021 – Canada’s auditor general said while the she applauds the government’s efforts to get money out the door quickly to Canadians who had been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic, less rigorous eligibility screening did lead to cases of abuse.

In a report released Thursday, Karen Hogan said that approximately $500 million of Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments were dished out to recipients who were also accessing Employment Insurance (EI) support.

This issue was addressed with subsequent pre-payment control measures. CTV News reports. | READ MORE