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Compassionate care benefits

Dementia and end-of-life care

Compassionate care benefits

You may be eligible to receive Employment Insurance (EI) compassionate care benefits if you are absent from work to provide care or support to a gravely ill family member at risk of dying within a number of weeks. If you are self-employed, you may apply for special EI benefits if you are registered for access to the EI program.

For more information about compassionate care benefits, you may contact the EI Telephone Information Service at 1-800-206-7218 or refer to Service Canada – Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits.

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