Direct deposit is a fast and convenient way to receive your Canada Emergency Response Benefit and your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) payments and refunds. There are no holds on your funds and there is no need to visit a branch or deposit a cheque at an ABM.
The Government of Canada benefits you can receive through direct deposit include:
*You can apply online directly with the CRA for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).
For questions about your CRA account or the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, please call the CRA directly at 1-800-959-8281.
Direct deposit allows you to access your money faster and more conveniently. It is reliable and your payment will always be deposited on time in the bank account that you supply when you enrol.
You only need to register once, and all your future payments and refunds from the CRA will automatically be deposited into your chosen account.
If you are eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, we encourage you to sign up for direct deposit as soon as possible to receive your benefit payments on time.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit applications are open now. Please refer to the CRA’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit webpage for more details.
The CRA aims to process direct deposit enrolment or information updates in one to two business days, however given current circumstances you may experience longer than usual processing times.
You can get updates on the status of your payment or enrolment by contacting the CRA directly at 1-800-959-8281.
Your new registration will override any previous direct deposit information on file with CRA. Once you complete your registration, all future CRA payments will be deposited into the account you registered most recently.
You can expect to receive direct deposit payments within five business days of the scheduled payment date.
If you are fully registered for CRA’s My Account, you can verify your direct deposit and payment information through their online self-service portal.
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