We get you're in a difficult situation but unfortunately the Government doesn't pay you to quit work and take care of your father.User824492 wrote: ↑Mar 30th, 2017 3:02 pmI do work...I am my Father's FULL time caregiver 24/7
I do this because my Dad doesn't want to go to a Home
I am starting to get it though...it doesn't matter about our Elderly, it doesn't seem anyone really cares, I mean the Government. I WORK my ass off looking after my Dad, I'm very sure that if he had to go to a Home that would be much more expensive for the Government. OR having 24/7 Government Home Care come in to look after him.
When my Dad passes...I guess, oh f**kng well. I will die from the guilt
Employment insurance is meant to provide assistance when you're out of work due to no fault of your own, while you look for another job. In your scenario you are creating your own unemployment and wouldn't be able to work or look for work due to taking care of your dad. As such, you don't meet the criteria.
People need to think of EI similar to car insurance. Say your dad needed a modified van due to his disability but you couldn't afford that van. Do you think your car insurance would pay you to get this new vehicle if you totaled your own car for the purpose of buying a new van to help with your father? No of course not.
There are only a few scenarios that you would apply to EI and not have the expectation of looking for work (maternity/parental leave, sick leave, compassionate care). You don't qualify for any of those. The compassionate care benefits are up to 6 weeks but only when you're caring for a family memeber who is expected to pass away within the 6 week period.