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May 13, 2012
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b166er1337 wrote:
May 15th, 2012 10:18 am
Need more details. So you are saying your commute is 2 hour each way by public transit? Why don't you move closer to work?
However, $200 commuting cost is nothing.

yes, the commute is about 2 hours 20 mins in the morning and about 1 hour 45 - 2 hours in the afternoon. I get a ride part of the way home but theres no option for a ride in the morning. My wife and I did consider moving closer but decided not to because our daughter is enrolled in a very good school where we would like her to stay and have our other 2 attend. our network of support also plays a part in us not wanting to venture too far from our current neighborhood.
thanks in advance.
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May 14, 2012
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Ottawa, Ontario
I've been off work since March 9 on sick leave; EI sick benefits at this point are set to expire around early July. My doctor wants to extend my initial 3 month period by an additional 3 months which would take me to September however I can't afford to be without a paycheck altogether (from July to Sept.). Is there any way to extend benefits if medically recommended?
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May 13, 2012
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to clarify: its such a long trip by bus because the work is in Brampton while Im living near High Park in Toronto. Is there a rough guideline to determine if a commute is too long (by E.I standards)? During the winter I bused to work but at that time a co-worker was living along my route, so I was able to leave later and meet him on his way in. Thats no longer an option. again any help or insight is very useful, thanks.
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b166er1337 wrote:
May 15th, 2012 10:14 am
Separation monies = vacation pay, pay in lieu of notice and severance pay etc.

These separation monies will be allocated based on your average weekly earning. The average weekly earning is calculated from the Record of Employment (ROE). For example, if your weekly earning is $1000, and you receive $1500 vacation pay and $2500 severance pay, these monies will be allocated for 4 weeks, meaning no benefits will be payable during these 4 weeks.

Most of the separation monies are paid in a lump sum. It's not frequent to receive severance pay or pay in lieu of notice payments in instalments.

How about if the pay is 80 weeks? Can I still apply for EI benefits? Can I still get 45weeks?

TIA.
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andrew4321 wrote:
May 15th, 2012 6:11 pm
How about if the pay is 80 weeks? Can I still apply for EI benefits? Can I still get 45weeks?

TIA.

The maximum extension is 52 weeks. Therefore, when you get 80 weeks of separation monies, benefits are only payable for week 82-104. Week 81 and 82 is your waiting period.
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rdnldsn wrote:
May 15th, 2012 12:26 pm
I've been off work since March 9 on sick leave; EI sick benefits at this point are set to expire around early July. My doctor wants to extend my initial 3 month period by an additional 3 months which would take me to September however I can't afford to be without a paycheck altogether (from July to Sept.). Is there any way to extend benefits if medically recommended?

No. The maximum sickness benefit is 15 weeks unfortunately.
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welderwilly wrote:
May 15th, 2012 5:38 pm
to clarify: its such a long trip by bus because the work is in Brampton while Im living near High Park in Toronto. Is there a rough guideline to determine if a commute is too long (by E.I standards)? During the winter I bused to work but at that time a co-worker was living along my route, so I was able to leave later and meet him on his way in. Thats no longer an option. again any help or insight is very useful, thanks.

Unfortunately, according to EI digest and jurisprudence, it is one's responsibility to commute to work. It's one thing a company relocates causing commute distance to be too great, it's another when you can no longer go to work (or take 2 hours each way). My advise is look for somewhere closer to where you live. If you quit, it's very unlikely an adjudicator will deem it just cause.
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Why are you providing this "service" outside of official Government means? It's concerning on multiple levels.
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clseea wrote:
May 16th, 2012 12:08 am
Why are you providing this "service" outside of official Government means? It's concerning on multiple levels.
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b166er1337 wrote:
May 16th, 2012 1:03 am
all the information is for reference only; you shouldn't trust everything on the Internet.

No kidding, which is why it's concerning you've identified yourself as an employee of the Government of Canada and have assumed a role of authority on the matter of EI.
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clseea wrote:
May 16th, 2012 3:18 am
No kidding, which is why it's concerning you've identified yourself as an employee of the Government of Canada and have assumed a role of authority on the matter of EI.

Whatever. Nowhere have I identified myself as a current GOC employee.
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clseea wrote:
May 16th, 2012 12:08 am
Why are you providing this "service" outside of official Government means? It's concerning on multiple levels.

Why do you care? Have you ever tried to call EI? Some people don't have 30mins+ to sit around on a phone to ask simple questions.

My question, I have just under 200 insurable hours is it possible to EI?
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b166er1337 wrote:
May 16th, 2012 1:03 am
all the information is for reference only; you shouldn't trust everything on the Internet.

Ignore that poster. Your doing a great service here for many redflagger. You deserve a huge thanks and appreciation!
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Broodwich wrote:
Apr 25th, 2012 10:00 am
She said the same thing on the phone.

I called CP and asked for a ROE, I could sense her shrugging and asked "shortage of work?" and she said she put in the request, and it would be done in about a week and a half. Is it normal to have a ROE issued while you're still an active employee? I'm just hoping I didn't inadvertently fire myself.
Declined. Oh well, not exactly reeling in shock.
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blzn wrote:
May 16th, 2012 10:37 am
Why do you care? Have you ever tried to call EI? Some people don't have 30mins+ to sit around on a phone to ask simple questions.

My question, I have just under 200 insurable hours is it possible to EI?

420 is the minimum hours needed, and that's assuming you have LFA hours and live in regions where the unemployment rate is 13.1% or higher.


Regional Rate of Unemployment Required Number of Hours of Insurable Employment in the Last 52 Weeks
6% or less 700
6.1% to 7% 665
7.1% to 8% 630
8.1% to 9% 595
9.1% to 10% 560
10.1% to 11% 525
11.1% to 12% 490
12.1% to 13% 455
13.1% or more 420
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