EI Caregiving benefits and leave: While receiving benefits

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

While you are receiving caregiving benefits, you must continue to be eligible. Please contact Service Canada if:

  • the person you are providing care or support to no longer requires your care or support; or
  • you start working or earn money. For more information on how earnings impact your benefits, visit Working while on claim.

If you do not inform Service Canada of these changes, you risk being overpaid and having to repay benefits.

If your situation changes

You may be eligible for other benefits. This could include a different caregiving benefit if the state of health of the person you are caring for changes or sickness benefits if you become ill yourself. You must meet the eligibility requirements for each benefit.

We encourage you to contact Service Canada directly to speak with an agent who can give you advice for your specific circumstances.

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