Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Compassionate Care Benefits

Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits - Service Canada

Phone:  1-800-206-7218 (TTY:  1-800-529-3742)

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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.

  • Click Service Canada Website
  • Call 1-800-206-7218 (TTY: 1-800-529-3742)
    This automated telephone information service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To speak to a representative, call this number between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and press "0." You can get general information about the Employment Insurance program, the Social Insurance Number (SIN), and your specific Employment Insurance claim. Information about your claim is updated every morning from Monday to Friday. You will need your SIN and access code numbers to receive information on your claim.
  • Visit a Service Canada Centre
    To find the Service Canada Centre nearest you, visit the Service Canada Web site, or call 1 800 O-Canada
    (1-800-622-6232; TTY: 1-800-926-9105).
  • Write to us at your local Service Canada Centre

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