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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

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Federal Programs

Below is a list of Federal programs. If you need assistance or have questions, please speak to the BMT social workers.

Employment Insurance Sick Benefits

You may be eligible for EI Sick Benefits. Eligible recipients may collect EI Sick Benefit for a maximum of 15 weeks. You need a minimum of 650 hours to be eligible. To apply for EI Sick Benefits you will need an EI Medical Report and your Record(s) of Employment.

Your BMT social worker can assist you with the application process. For further information, please call 1-800-206-7218 with SIN or visit Service Canada EI.

Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits

Your spouse and/or your family members may be eligible for Compassionate Care Benefits if your become terminally ill. Your family members can share EI Compassionate Care Benefits up to 6 weeks between all. To apply for EI Sick Benefits you will need a special EI Medical Report and your Record(s) of Employment.

Your BMT social worker can assist you with the application process. For further information, please call 1-800-206-7218 with SIN or visit Service Canada EI.

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits

You may be eligible for CPP Disability Benefits. A written application and a medical report from your primary hematologist are required. See your BMT social worker for application forms. For further information, please call 1-800-277-9914 with SIN or visit the CPP.

Revenue Canada Disability Tax Credit/Medical Expense Deductions

You may be eligible for tax credits and deductions for medical expenses. You will need medical documentation by your primary hematologist. For further information, you may talk to your BMT social worker or visit the CRA.

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