Sections 242 to 248 and 250 of the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 (formerly Bill C-31) came into force October 12, 2014. These sections allow employees who are on leave and receiving compassionate care leave (CCB) or parents of critically ill children (PCIC) employment insurance benefits to be able to switch to EI sickness benefits if he or she falls ill or is injured. If applicable, claimants could also potentially resume collecting their CCB or PCIC benefits.
This change is to recognize that, when a person is sick or injured, he or she may not be able to provide care or support to their gravely ill family member or critically ill child. The change applies to all EI eligible claimants, including self-employed persons who have opted into the EI program.
Claimants requesting to switch from their claim for CCB or PCIC benefits to sickness will be required to … Continue reading “Access to sickness benefits while receiving compassionate care and critically ill children Employment Insurance benefits”