lachdanan wrote: ↑May 24th, 2012 4:20 amThanks B166. Sorry I wrote the date wrong, it was supposed to be July 15. I can still complete the reports.
Basically what happened is when I logged into EI, I realized the reports are still available, so completed them.
Then I changed my address there and at the end it said I should also call SC for the change. When I called, the agent said to drop it since he said you are still in the non-payable period. I asked what he meant and he said no need to fill the reports till July 15, and if I am still unemployed then reapply online, just like I did last time.
What would you advise?
I will complete the reports as you said though.
this is how it works: your ROE says you are getting severance and vacation pay. EI looks at this as you are technically still getting paid by your employer. so if you make $1000 a week, and your employer gives you $8000 severance, EI looks at it like u are still working for 8 more weeks. this doesn't take away from the amount or length of benefits u get. U dont get paid for the 8 weeks while u get severence, but they also extend your benefit period for 8 weeks so that u don't miss out.
in addition, cause you are not payable within those 8 weeks, you dont "need" to do reports because you're not payable. As Bigger said, i would just reccommend that u just keep completing them to keep the claim open. if you dont do it, really doesn't hurt, but u have to call in and speak to somebody to reactivate it, which can be done over the phone, but u gotta wait through the queue to speak to someone.