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Covid 19 – Resources For Individuals

For Individuals:

Quick Reference Guide – Financial Supports and Services NB

Individual and Family Supports – Department of Social Development Income Assistance and Housing


Fredericton (Region 3)


Edmundston (Region 4)


Restigouche (Region 5)


Social Development – General Info

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)  Is now open, please note application dates are based on your birth month to avoid system overload – see link for further details

The Emergency Bridging Fund for Vulnerable Post-Secondary Students 

Canada Revenue Agency Accounts and Payments (individuals); 1-800-959-8281 (e); 1-800-959-7383 (f).

Child Benefit and GST credit; 1-800-387-1193 (e); 1-800-387-1194 (f).

Employment Insurance: To apply for EI benefits, visit their website. After that, individuals may apply to have the one-week waiting period waived by calling the government’s toll-free number at 1-833-381-2725, or teletypewriter at 1-800-529-3742.

Emergency Care benefit and Emergency support benefit: Both benefit plans will be open for application in April, through the Canada Revenue Agency website.

Some Additional Supports in the Community:

Food and Meal Resources

Mental Health Support 

CHIMO Helpline

Mobile Covid-19 Testing