First: If you are a small business owner whose business is earning some revenue BUT you are not being paid (during the period in question)
I was told you could apply (as long as you also meet the other requirements, e.g. having been paid a minimum of $5,000 in the past 12 months. I had to be referred to a supervisor, who also conferred with his colleagues, however the fact that makes the difference is if you are not being paid. Your business may be making some revenue but if your business cannot afford to pay you – you may apply.
Secondly, small business owners who are pensioners
Do not appear to be excluded from receiving the CERB. Several of our GVers have applied and been accepted.