Expanding Employment Insurance Benefits
Right now, individuals can claim Employment Insurance (EI) if they care for a family member expected to die within 26 weeks. But many caregivers miss work to assist loved ones with chronic illnesses who are not imminently dying. EI needs to be expanded so these caregivers can benefit too.
This Election Tell Your Candidate that Caregivers need a Rebate not a Tax Credit.
Caregivers are entitled to a federal Family Caregiver Tax Credit. But tax credits only help those who pay taxes. Those who most need relief – individuals who have given up their employment to provide care or seniors on a fixed income – receive no benefit. Changing this Federal tax credit to a rebate would ensure all caregivers get the financial relief they
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