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I’m a commission salesmen and currently on cerb. I question is on sales I made previous to going on cerb but not paid till after I got on to cerb. Would those commissions have to be included in the $1000 your allowed to claim.

Thank you for your question. Based on general information and examples from the government website it appears that income earned from earlier sales, provided that the commissions were considered earned and confirmed prior to the claim period for which an application for CERB payment is being made, may not count towards the $1,000 limit.

As there is no definitive guidance on the subject, it's possible that any monies received might later be determined as an overpayment. That said, in our view the commissions you are describing will likely not count as income during the CERB claim period.
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