EI Consultations for Caregivers
The federal government is consulting with Canadians to introduce more flexible and inclusive support for caregivers. Online consultation is open until November 4th. Click here to participate and learn more.
Currently, EI (Employment Insurance) provides temporary financial assistance for caregivers caring for a family member who has a serious medical condition with a significant risk of death. For people living with MS and other chronic, serious, medical illnesses or diseases, these benefits would not apply to their caregivers.