Can I get special EI benefits if I have been disqualified?
You can apply for special benefits even if you would not be able to get regular EI. You might even be able to get them if you quit your job or were fired for misconduct.
Special EI benefits include:
- sickness benefits for people who are off work because they are ill or had an accident
- compassionate care benefits for people who are giving care or support to someone who is at significant risk of dying in the next 6 months
- family caregiver benefits for people who are off work to care for a gravely ill family member or close friend
- maternity and parental benefits for people who are pregnant, have a new baby, or have adopted a child
Read more about pregnancy and parental benefits in CLEO’s resource Taking time off work: For new and expecting parents.Previous page Next page