FAMILY CARE ALLOWANCE - RESTRICTIONS

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ORIGINATOR: Winnipeg Area Council LANGUAGE OF ORIGIN: ENGLISH

Whereas

WHEREAS Family Care Allowance “restrictions” limit the care of family members who require family care to outside agencies. “The FCA shall not normally be paid for services provided by a spouse or relative residing with the claimant” – PSAC policy 25; and WHEREAS the PSAC does allow payment for family care allowance (FCA) with receipt, it does not allow reimbursement of care costs associated with family care provided by a relative in the same home; and WHEREAS as this stands, this is a systemic barrier for a number of our members (would be activists) involvement in union activities; therefore:

BIR

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Public Service Alliance of Canada removes this barrier by amending the definition of a family care provider to be: Any person who provides this care with a receipt.