Canada. Employment Insurance

Site: Canada. Employment Insurance

Service: Compassionate Care Benefits

Contact Information
Office Phone 1-800-206-7218
TTY Phone 1-800-529-3742
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Site Information
Located In Community Canada
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Service Canada centres
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name EI ; ServiceCanada
Agency Information
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Established Jan 2004
Funding Federal
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) These 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 
Local offices for further information: 
Burlington Service Canada Office 
Georgetown Service Canada Office 
Milton Service Canada Office 
Oakville Service Canada Office 
* detailed information is available on the Service Canada website
Hours The toll free telephone service is an automated service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you prefer to speak to a representative, call this number between 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, and press "0." You can get general information about the EI program, the Social Insurance Number (SIN), and your specific EI claim.
Areas Served Halton Region
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% 
* you have accumulated 600 insured hours in the last 52 weeks or since the start of your last claim (this period is called the qualifying period)
Application You need to apply for EI benefits, since Service Canada first needs to determine whether you are entitled to receive them.  
* you must submit an EI application online as soon as possible after you stop working 
* to apply, use any computer with internet access and visit the Service Canada website 
* you can apply at home, at any Service Canada Centre using one of the Internet kiosks available, or at a public internet access site like a public library 
* the website takes you step by step through the application process 
* it could take up to one hour to complete the application online
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Employment Insurance ~ Caregiver Issues

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