Canada. Employment Insurance

Site: Canada. Employment Insurance

Service: Compassionate Care Benefits

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Record #: OAK4081 Last Full Update: 29 Oct 2014
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameEI ; ServiceCanada
Contact Information
Office Phone1-800-206-7218
TDD Phone1-800-529-3742
Social MediaTwitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameCanada. Employment Insurance
Legal Status(40) Federal Government
EstablishedJan 2004
Service Information
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 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 
HoursToll-free telephone service agent Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas ServedHalton Region
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 
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Site Information
Located In CommunityCanada
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Service Canada centres
Additional Service Sites
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesEmployment Insurance ~ Caregiver Issues
Other Details
Source Database© Halton Information Providers