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Caring for an adult

These benefits can help with the costs of caring for another adult.

Common caring for an adult benefits

Federal

If you are under 65 years of age, living with a mental or physical disability, unable to work due to having a long-term disability with indefinite duration, and have made contributions to Canada Pension Plan (CPP), you could get monthly payments from the Canada Pension Plan – Disability benefit. If you live in Quebec, you should refer to the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) instead, and contact Retraite Québec if you have any questions.

2023 monthly maximum payments: Basic rate: $558.74, Maximum monthly rate for CPP Disability benefit: $1,538.67, Maximum Children’s rate: $ 281.72

Tax filing required

Federal

This program provides financial assistance to people who must take time away from work to provide care to an injured or gravely ill person.

Up to $650 per week.

Tax filing not required

Federal

Self-employed Canadians can access Employment Insurance (EI) special benefits by entering into an agreement or registering with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission.

Up to $650 per week.

Tax filing required

Federal

The Canada Caregiver Credit (CCC) is a non-refundable tax credit that can help you if you support a spouse, common-law partner, or a dependent with a physical or mental impairment.

You can claim between $2,350 and $7,525 on your tax return. The amount of the refund you get will be less than that. It depends on the amount of tax you paid during the tax year in which you are claiming this credit.

Tax filing required