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Apr 10, 2017
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Got a call from 1-855-249-2290 ext. 4089614583

I know the number is the actual Service Canada number, but when I tried entering the extension, the system claims there's no one with that number.

Any help is appreciated in this matter.
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stephaniefreitas wrote:
Apr 27th, 2017 9:29 pm
hey everyone i have a question about maternity leave, so i am currently pregnant due in June i have been on sick leave for 15 weeks i was told i was entitled to 15 weeks sick leave ,17 weeks maternity leave and 32 weeks for parental leave. My maternity leave started April 11 but when i view my claim online it says that the end date of the claim is December 9 2017 which means i wont be getting my full year and i will definitely not be ready to go back in December. I have called service Canada and they told me that once December 9 comes around it will add on the extra weeks, this makes me a little nervous. Has anyone else had any experiences with this?
Your claim will only show the initial 52 week benefit period. You'll be entitled to 65 weeks of combined benefits (15 sick, 15 maternity, 35 parental). Once you hit the end of your initial benefit period you'll get an extension.
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MainTunnelDome24 wrote:
Apr 28th, 2017 12:45 am
Got a call from 1-855-249-2290 ext. 4089614583

I know the number is the actual Service Canada number, but when I tried entering the extension, the system claims there's no one with that number.

Any help is appreciated in this matter.
Try 1-855-249-2290 ext 418-781-9349
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clseea wrote:
Apr 28th, 2017 1:18 am
Try 1-855-249-2290 ext 418-781-9349
Do I use that number even though I'm not outside the country?
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MainTunnelDome24 wrote:
Apr 28th, 2017 9:39 am
Do I use that number even though I'm not outside the country?
I don't know why you were called. Either call that number or the general line.
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MainTunnelDome24 wrote:
Apr 28th, 2017 12:45 am
Got a call from 1-855-249-2290 ext. 4089614583

I know the number is the actual Service Canada number, but when I tried entering the extension, the system claims there's no one with that number.

Any help is appreciated in this matter.
It's probably 418 and not 408. Try that instead.
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amb1977 wrote:
Apr 28th, 2017 10:02 am
It's probably 418 and not 408. Try that instead.
It's 418. Called and left a message. Thanks.
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Feb 28, 2010
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My dad missed applying for ei during his one week layoff. He is part of a group with a reference number. On the paper he brought home, it did not state a due date. Can my dad still apply for it? Or appeal or something?

Thanks in advance!
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babyswt wrote:
Apr 30th, 2017 4:28 pm
My dad missed applying for ei during his one week layoff. He is part of a group with a reference number. On the paper he brought home, it did not state a due date. Can my dad still apply for it? Or appeal or something?

Thanks in advance!
If he was only off for one week he wouldn't have been paid for anything anyways. Can you give us some more details as per why he missed it and whether he applied at all?

Not really sure what the question is there.
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May 2, 2017
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I applied for regular EI benefits back at the end of February of this year, and only just got the results of my claim yesterday. All of my past employment, aside from one, got approved for hours to count towards my claim. The employment that wasn't approved did not qualify because they believe that I left a full-time job for a part-time seasonal job, which did NOT happen. So I guess my question is this.. If you have a full-time job and they decide to hire someone new, who becomes the manager on their second day providing them the control of employee scheduling and such. This individual decided that they really liked my hours, and began cutting my hours back so they could have them until there was no hours being offered to me anymore. In this time frame I applied for a small part-time seasonal job to make up a little for the hours I was being cut back, but was only like 3-4 hours a week on the days I had off at my full-time employment. Once my employment hours had been totally depleted at my full-time job I did confront my employer about the situation and my concerns and they handled it in a very unprofessional​ manner. As a result of this, they very cowardly never called me in for work after that nor did they offer me any hours after having that conversation with them basically telling me to suck it up and that was how it was going to be. So since I wasn't being given any hours with them at all, my only choice was to work at my other job until I found another full-time job elsewhere, which I did :-) Embarrassingly, total earnings at my part-time job was only $200 in the entire time I worked there, I think that can prove alone that I did not leave my full-time employment for that job, because believe me I did not want to be homeless.

Aside from all this I got the fortunate luck of dealing with a not so pleasant agent. He wasn't nice or helpful by any means, in fact he actually had me in tears during one of our conversations over the phone as he was laughing at me and telling me what he thought happened. He didn't listen to me at all, always cutting me off and not letting me finish my sentences and repeating the same question 20 times even after I gave him the same answer 20 times, I believe he had hopes I would tell him something he'd want to hear? Is this a normal tactic? (This is my first time applying)

I did call today and yesterday and spoke with two lovely people who reviewed the notes on my case and they told me that the decision was much based on personal opinion of the agent who dealt with my case, fact I believe he said it was a very bias opinion and that I should most definitely apply for a reconsideration?? LONG STORY SHORT! Would it be worth it to apply for that? Or will I get the same intimidating agent again?? I'm so lost, and contemplating applying for welfare at this point. If I apply for consideration am I looking at 3 months before a decision is made?
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Visit your MP's office and ask them to expedite the reconsideration process. Also, Call 1-866-506-6806 and file a complaint with Office for Client Satisfaction (OCS) to file a complaint. Report this agent's conduct and he will have to answer for it.
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May 2, 2017
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I have a question about what are considered earnings that affect EI benefits

I am currently receiving regular EI benefits. I received a letter from a Union Pension Plan that I was required to fill out a form for the money that I had payed into the plan when i was working at that job. I had to either get payed out or transfer it to another plan, and I opted to get paid out. I am now wondering if this affects my EI earnings at all?
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EleanorRigby wrote:
May 3rd, 2017 6:37 pm
I have a question about what are considered earnings that affect EI benefits

I am currently receiving regular EI benefits. I received a letter from a Union Pension Plan that I was required to fill out a form for the money that I had payed into the plan when i was working at that job. I had to either get payed out or transfer it to another plan, and I opted to get paid out. I am now wondering if this affects my EI earnings at all?
Depends, is it solely the money you paid in, or are there employer contributions as well?
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clseea wrote:
May 3rd, 2017 9:23 pm
Depends, is it solely the money you paid in, or are there employer contributions as well?
It's only the money I paid into it.
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EleanorRigby wrote:
May 3rd, 2017 9:34 pm
It's only the money I paid into it.
Then no need to declare it. It's not income from employment.

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