[Ed. Note: Just think of the rampant fraud this will create. Anyone who asks for money will get it; Peiod… If it turns out that you didn’t qualify, they plan on getting it back sometime later… Uh, huh… Go on.]
by Beatrice Britneff
Global News, Canada
Any person who applies for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be automatically approved for COVID-19 financial relief, regardless of whether they qualify for the funding or not, the federal employment minister confirmed on Friday.
As first reported by the Toronto Star, the government isn’t asking people to provide documents proving their income as part of the claims process but it will review the applications’ veracity down the road, Carla Qualtrough said during a daily news conference with federal officials.
“We will, whether it be in the upcoming weeks or at tax time next year, reconcile accounts and make sure people didn’t game the system,” Qualtrough said.