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Service: Employment Insurance - Compassionate Care Benefits

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Record #: OAK4081 Last Modified: 28 Jul 2014 Last Full Update: 03 Jun 2013
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Older Adult Categories* ALL CAREGIVER SUPPORT ; * ALL END OF LIFE CARE ; * ALL FINANCIAL ; Assistance Programs ; Palliative Care ; Respite
Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone1-800-206-7218
TTY Phone1-800-529-3742
Websitewww.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/benefits/compassionate.shtml
Located In CommunityCanada
Description & Services
Service 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 
 
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
FeesNone
Other Details
EstablishedJan 2004
FundingFederal
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible - Service Canada centres
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Service CategoriesEmployment Insurance ~ Caregiver Subsidy Recipients