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Caring for an adult

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

Important

If you are caring for someone living with a disability, you should also look at Disability support.

Common caring for an adult benefits

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 $595 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 $595 per week.

Tax filing required

Federal

Gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care.

Up to $450 per 1-week period.

Tax filing required

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