By Kathleen Harris
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced $9 billion in financial aid for post-secondary students in response to claims that too many young people were falling through the cracks in existing COVID-19 support programs.
Students will be eligible for $1,250 a month from May through August. That sum can go up to $1,750 if the student is caring for a dependent or has a disability.
The benefit is available also to students who have jobs but are making less than $1,000 a month.
“For a lot of students, the month of May normally marks the start of a summer job. But right now it might be really tough to find something. You have been looking for weeks without any success,” Trudeau said.
Payments will be made through the Canada Revenue Agency.
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