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EI (Employment Insurance) discussion thread

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Newbie
Jul 18, 2017
3 posts
clseea wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2017 11:47 pm
If the entire length is 3 weeks where he can't work due to the heart attack, he should report he's unavailable for those 3 weeks due to illness. He'll be paid his normal amount except for under sick benefits. Nothing changes. After the 3 weeks he reports available like normal. There is no requirement to convert the claim or call in to change anything. If it's longer than 4 weeks, he'll need to convert the claim.
Well it turns out my husband was bit more optimistic than he should have been. He was unavailable to work for 4 weeks due to his heart attack and then we took a week of vacation because I was off and thought we should go to the states and visit friends and it would help him recover. He now has to fill in his EI report. If I understand what has been said correctly he should still be able to just report his sickness on his current claim and not have to change anything. He would just fill in his reports showing he was sick that 4th week.. and then report for the 5th week that he was unavailable to work because he was on vacation with me in the states. After that he just continues reporting as normal. He says that when he filed his last report it indicated that if he was off more than 4 weeks due to sickness he would need to get a medical certificate... Even though with the vacation he will be off 5 weeks it would be my understanding he doesn't need to send in a medical as he really isn't claiming a 5th week as it was vacation.. Is there a spot on the report to fill in vacation week?
Newbie
Jun 22, 2017
8 posts
clseea wrote:
Aug 1st, 2017 8:29 pm
It's 2-3 days from when it's processed. If it's processed on the 31st then you're likely not getting it until tomorrow or Thursday. It sounds like you didn't do your report until later on Sunday or yesterday.
Already Thursday and still have not received the direct deposit. I checked my dd and numbers are all right and up to date. What should I do
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Sep 22, 2013
1680 posts
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Jayngo23 wrote:
Aug 3rd, 2017 10:29 am
Already Thursday and still have not received the direct deposit. I checked my dd and numbers are all right and up to date. What should I do
Umm...call the call Centre. There could be a variety of reasons why you weren't paid which we cannot answer without having access to your file.
Newbie
Mar 4, 2015
15 posts
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
I am working part-time doing home care as well as collecting EI for another job that I lost thru no fault of my own. The part-time job I have now the hours fluctuate. My question is I have been working in a home where there is heavy smoking, and I am a nom-smoker. I have asked to reduce my hours in there as it is affecting my health- is this considered refusal of work?
Newbie
Aug 8, 2017
1 posts
Question: I did a report a few weeks ago but whenever I go online to check it, it says that my report has not been processed. Is there anything that I can do about it?
Newbie
May 31, 2015
88 posts
20 upvotes
British Columbia
J3TUndead wrote:
Aug 9th, 2017 3:42 pm
Question: I did a report a few weeks ago but whenever I go online to check it, it says that my report has not been processed. Is there anything that I can do about it?
Call the call centre (1-800-206-7218) and ask them about it. Sounds like you may have a pending report. If so, they can process it for you over the phone.
Member
May 7, 2017
347 posts
154 upvotes
When on EI do you get your HST and monthly taxes I haven't been getting mine.

Update. NVM according to CRA made too much
Newbie
Aug 9, 2017
1 posts
The company I was working for closed down 3 months ago so now I'm on EI, but I also applied for OSAP since I'm going back to school. OSAP gave me an estimate amount for my school and it doesn't even cover the whole tuition and I'm still having a hard time finding work despite applying everywhere. Is it possible to still stay on EI even though I will be in school full time? From M-F and the hours are from 1-5PM, so I can still technically work either early morning part time or a night shift. So, I was wondering if EI will consider those hours?
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Sep 22, 2013
1680 posts
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fafidoll wrote:
Aug 10th, 2017 1:53 pm
The company I was working for closed down 3 months ago so now I'm on EI, but I also applied for OSAP since I'm going back to school. OSAP gave me an estimate amount for my school and it doesn't even cover the whole tuition and I'm still having a hard time finding work despite applying everywhere. Is it possible to still stay on EI even though I will be in school full time? From M-F and the hours are from 1-5PM, so I can still technically work either early morning part time or a night shift. So, I was wondering if EI will consider those hours?
You would have to report you're in school and they would make a decision on it. It's unlikely you'd be eligible for ongoing benefits as you're not going to be available for full-time work while in schhcool.
Member
Apr 15, 2014
217 posts
58 upvotes
Victoria, BC
Anyone ever successfully gotten EI if they were in an entry level position at an organization with no room for advancement? My current role is basically that and I am moving to BC to pursue a senior position in my field. Would there be any way to qualify for EI?
Deal Addict
Sep 22, 2013
1680 posts
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ghilborn wrote:
Aug 14th, 2017 1:16 pm
Anyone ever successfully gotten EI if they were in an entry level position at an organization with no room for advancement? My current role is basically that and I am moving to BC to pursue a senior position in my field. Would there be any way to qualify for EI?
No.
You're creating your own separation from employment. You aren't allowed to quit and get paid simply because you want to find another job.

You should be looking for other positions while remaining at your current job.
Newbie
Aug 13, 2017
2 posts
Hi everyone can I have a casual job as a contractor for Skip The Dishes. While on ei? It's only part time and on the off time I will still be looking for full time work?
Newbie
Aug 13, 2017
2 posts
Can I work for skip the dishes while on ei part time if in my off time still look for full time work?
Deal Addict
Sep 22, 2013
1680 posts
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Lebron32 wrote:
Aug 14th, 2017 6:31 pm
Can I work for skip the dishes while on ei part time if in my off time still look for full time work?
Yes. Include your hours and earnings in your reports.
Newbie
Mar 23, 2017
18 posts
I am not sure if this has been asked before but if employer decide to decrease the hourly wage, say from $20 to $19, and you decide to quit..can you apply for EI in that case?

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