Parents will soon be able to claim up to 35 weeks of benefits while they look after their critically ill or injured child.
Canadian parents caring for critically ill children will be eligible for a special Employment Insurance benefit under a proposed change announced Tuesday by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Parents who have to take time off work to take care of a child suffering from a life-threatening illness or injury will be eligible for up to 35 weeks of the special benefit, Harper said at a news conference in Vancouver. The change is expected to affect approximately 6,000 families a year…
Read the article: EI Changes To Give Relief To Parents Of Canada’s Sick Kids
Source: Huffington Post
Author: Dene Moore