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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.

2022 monthly payments: Basic rate: $524.64, Average rate: $1,031.55, Maximum rate: $1,457.45, Children’s rate: $ 264.53.

Tax filing 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 $638 per week.

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 $638 per week.

Tax filing required