lithium_09 wrote: ↑Oct 27th, 2011 6:07 pmI will be leaving my job to go back to school for a year after working full time for 4 years. Since I can't demonstrate that I'm able to work, I assume I can't receive EI benefits while in school. However, when I graduate, I may not have a job right away. Am I eligible for EI in the time period after I graduate but before I secure my new job?
Nope, quitting to attend school is a personal choice, so there is no just cause. And don't try to lie, people have been caught and they have to pay back all benefits plus penalties.
Besides, when you apply after graduating, you will have 0 insurable hours in the most recent 52 weeks, so a claim will not be established in the first place.