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Employment Insurance, Compassionate Care Benefits
|Alternate Name||EI ; EI Benefits ; HRSDC|
|Former Name||Human Resources and Social Development ; Social Development Canada|
|Located In Community||Halton Region|
|Wheelchair Accessibility||Fully Accessible|
|Areas Served||Halton Region|
|Description||Compassionate care benefits may be paid up to a maximum of 6 weeks to a person who has to be absent from work to provide care or support to a gravely ill family member at risk of dying within 26 weeks. Unemployed persons on EI can also ask for this type of benefit. |
Detailed information is available on website.
Local offices for further information:
Burlington Service Canada Centre
Georgetown Service Canada Centre
Milton Service Canada Centre
Oakville Service Canada Centre
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm all centres|
|Eligibility||To be eligible for compassionate care benefits you must apply and show that: |
* your regular weekly earnings from work have decreased by more than 40%; and
* you have accumulated 600 insured hours in the last 52 weeks or since the start of your last claim * this is called the qualifying period
Refer to website for more information
|Application||Applications can be made in person at local offices, completed by mail or made securely online here. |
Must also provide a medical certificate as proof that the gravely ill family member needs care or support and is at significant risk of death within 26 weeks. Employment documents, a medical letter and a SIN will be required as part of the application process.
|Languages||English ; French|
|Service Level||(40) Federal Government|
|Service Categories||Employment Insurance ~ Caregiver Subsidy Recipients|