November 2022

Government of Canada improves sickness benefits under the Employment Insurance system

On November 25, 2022, the Government of Canada announced the permanent extension of EI sickness benefits from 15 weeks to 26 weeks beginning on December 18, 2022. The change to EI sickness benefits will provide Canadians with additional time and flexibility to recover so they can return to work after an illness, injury or quarantine. Individuals who qualify and establish a new claim on or after December 18, 2022, will be able to receive up to 26 weeks of EI sickness benefits if they are sick and require this time to recover.

With your help, Lupus Canada advocated for these changes and we commend the Government of Canada on implementing this extension. Together we can make a difference!

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