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EI caregiving benefits

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Tips for asserting your rights as a caregiver.

Caregiving benefits are available to eligible caregivers who provide care or support to a patient who is critically ill or injured or in need of end-of-life care. Caregivers must be family members or someone who is considered to be like family.

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The Family caregiver benefit for children provides financial assistance to caregivers providing care or support to a critically ill or injured child under the age of 18. Caregivers can receive up to 35 weeks of this benefit.

The Family caregiver benefit for adults provides financial assistance to caregivers providing care or support to a critically ill or injured adult 18 years of age or older. Caregivers can receive up to 15 weeks of this benefit.

Compassionate care benefits provide financial assistance to caregivers providing care or support to a person who has a serious medical condition with a significant risk of death within 26 weeks (6 months). Caregivers can receive up to 26 weeks of this benefit.

Resource

To reach an Employment Insurance representative:
Toll-free: 1-800-206-7218
TTY: 1-800-529-3742
Monday to Friday, from 8:30AM to 4 :30PM.

In order to find all the necessary information and the steps to submit a caregiving benefits claim, please consult the following link.

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Every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Free of charge.

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