Are you eligible for Compassionate Care Benefits?

Are you currently providing care to someone who is gravely ill? If so, you may be eligible for Compassionate Care Benefits through the Government of Canada.

“One of the most difficult times for anyone is when a loved one is dying or at risk of death. The demands of caring for a gravely ill family member can jeopardize both your job and the financial security of your family. The Government of Canada believes that, during such times, you should not have to choose between keeping your job and caring for your family.

“Compassionate care benefits are Employment Insurance (EI) benefits paid to people who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill and who has a significant risk of death within 26 weeks (six months). A maximum of six weeks of compassionate care benefits may be paid to eligible people.”

Visit the appropriate section of the Service Canada website, or call 1 (800) 206-7218, to learn more about the program, or to apply today.