Canada. Service Canada

Employment Insurance, Compassionate Care Benefits

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Record #: OAK4081 Last Modified: 02 Dec 2013 Last Full Update: 03 Jun 2013 Update Schedule: 02 Nov 2014
Record Owner: OAK Date Created: 16 Jan 2004 Date Deleted: N/A  
Organization Info
Alternate NameEI
Former NameHuman Resources and Skills Development
Location
Located In CommunityHalton Region
Areas ServedHalton Region
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible - Service Canada centres
Hours/Dates/Meeting Details
HoursToll-free telephone service agent Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Contact Information
Office Phone1-800-206-7218
TTY Phone1-800-529-3742
Websitewww.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/benefits/compassionate.shtml
Description & Services
DescriptionThese 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 centres for further information: 
Burlington Service Canada Centre 
Georgetown Service Canada Centre 
Milton Service Canada Centre 
Oakville Service Canada Centre 
 
* detailed information is available on the Service Canada website 
 
Broader TermsFinancial programs ; Financial services ; Government ; Health services ; Patient care
SubjectsFederal government ; Financial assistance ; Palliative care ; Unemployment insurance
Related TermsArmed forces ; Census ; Crown land ; Death ; Hospices ; Immigration ; International affairs ; Subsidies ; Terminal illnesses ; Unemployed people ; Unemployment
EligibilityTo 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) 
ApplicationYou 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 
 
FeesNone
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Directory Description and Headings
Seniors Directory HeadingsGovernment Programs/ Pensions/ Financial Aid
Other Details
FundingFederal