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Oct 24, 2017
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I am finishing off my parental leave benefits and I just received a lump sum from my work which they classify as PD lump sum. The explanation I received from my Union Rep ideas:

"It is to recognize potential expenses for professional development, supplies or equipment or for other professional expenses. That's why they call it the PD lump sum. Your decision on how to use it."

So I literally have less than 2 weeks until I return to work but of course I am worried this affects my EI. I asked if the board will hold it back until I return from leave but they said Revenue Canada will not allow it? Although my union rep stated that it can't be held back until "next year" not until the end of the leave which is what I'm asking.

This is such a hassle and completely unfair. Here is money you are entitled to for the school year, but sorry, since you are on leave for 2 more weeks you aren't able to have it.

Do I have any hope here? I'm pretty upset.
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Carmaia wrote:
Oct 25th, 2017 10:56 pm
I am finishing off my parental leave benefits and I just received a lump sum from my work which they classify as PD lump sum. The explanation I received from my Union Rep ideas:

"It is to recognize potential expenses for professional development, supplies or equipment or for other professional expenses. That's why they call it the PD lump sum. Your decision on how to use it."

So I literally have less than 2 weeks until I return to work but of course I am worried this affects my EI. I asked if the board will hold it back until I return from leave but they said Revenue Canada will not allow it? Although my union rep stated that it can't be held back until "next year" not until the end of the leave which is what I'm asking.

This is such a hassle and completely unfair. Here is money you are entitled to for the school year, but sorry, since you are on leave for 2 more weeks you aren't able to have it.

Do I have any hope here? I'm pretty upset.
It's not really income, rather an allowance, but knowing CRA they may deem it as such since you're entitled to it for the work you'll be doing (or already did). It wouldn't matter if they waited to give it to you since the money is payable now. This one will be up to CRA to decide. Room and board is considered earnings so this may be too. Declare it to be safe.
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PauletteL1 wrote:
Oct 25th, 2017 1:19 pm
I have a question regarding the new 1 week waiting time, if I have 2 jobs and get laid off from 1, can I work at all in the waiting period tine
You can always work but the money earned will be deducted dollar for dollar. This can end up delaying or lengthening your waiting period.
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Oct 29, 2017
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If I am entitled to $543 weekly, and I work zero hours for the week (currently in an on-call job), how much tax is taken off the $543?
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Oct 30, 2017
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I am waiting to get accepted , I keep calling but they are waiting to get ahold of an old employer that I quit but got laid off my summbwr job as it’s seasonal . Is the job I quit Gonna affect me from getting EI . I have enough hours with my summer job and only 200 some hours with the job I quit
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mikewrz wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 10:33 am
If I am entitled to $543 weekly, and I work zero hours for the week (currently in an on-call job), how much tax is taken off the $543?
why don't you find out and tell us? It's approximately 10% but varies widely.
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RachaelR901707 wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 12:46 am
I am waiting to get accepted , I keep calling but they are waiting to get ahold of an old employer that I quit but got laid off my summbwr job as it’s seasonal . Is the job I quit Gonna affect me from getting EI . I have enough hours with my summer job and only 200 some hours with the job I quit
how many hours of work have you accumulated after that job?
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QuebecLegalAdvice wrote:
Oct 25th, 2017 6:19 pm
I have a question:

If I ask my employer to lay me off, am I eligible to collect Employment Insurance? Is it fraud to request a lay off and collect EI?
yes, it's fraud because you are not being laid off.
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Unfortunately not a lot of the links are working, but an interesting (on-topic) find just the same

Employment Insurance Appeal Decisions Favourable to Workers

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A sample case:

Wages

CUB 41357 Umpire Decision - The claimant had formerly worked at Canadian Tire for 18 years with a wage rate of $9.50 an hour. She went to Home Hardware after they offered to match her pay at Canadian Tire, and however, the claimant was only paid at a rate of $7.10 an hour (minimum wage) due to a union agreement. The claimant also had to do very difficult work at Home Hardware which she did not at Canadian Tire i.e.: unloading packages weighing 30-40 pounds. The Umpire found that there was a substantial difference in $9.50 and $7.10 an hour and that carting heavy loads were conditions which were deleterious to the claimant's health. It was found that the claimant had the right to leave her job and not put up with these onerous working conditions at a minimum wage. The appeal was allowed.
Appellant: Elaine O'Connor
Date: 1998
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Wondering80 wrote:
Nov 4th, 2017 3:26 pm
I have a rejected report with a code EI-8002 do you know what that code means?
It’s highly unlikely anyone would have all of these memorized. Your best bet is to contact there call Centre first thing Monday morning.
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Nov 3, 2017
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OldMarriedGuy wrote:
Nov 5th, 2017 2:25 pm
It’s highly unlikely anyone would have all of these memorized. Your best bet is to contact there call Centre first thing Monday morning.
I renewed and old claim and it turns out when the system reaches 50 weeks it shuts the claim down automatically. It then takes 1-28 days for them to switch to regular benefits and start the payments again.
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Nov 3, 2017
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I phone and asked about leaving Canada while on EI. I asked the lady about a long weekend how I would report that. She said that they don't count the day you leave or the day you return, she said that you could leave on a Thursday and would need to return by Monday evening. So in that example the Friday would be the stat holiday?

How would a regular weekend work? Leave Friday return by Monday?
As far as reporting it "Were you outside Canada between Monday and Friday during the period of this report?" - Yes or No because they don't count the day you leave?
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Nov 5, 2017
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Hi OP,

We got laid off last august because our company declared bankruptcy. So we immediately apply for EI some of my co-workers already receiving the benefits while me and one of my co-worker are denied because of our work permit status. Under it stated that we are not allowed to work other than company stated in the permit. We all have the same status on our work permit. My question is why are they allowed to receive benefits and we are denied?
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hebsie wrote:
Nov 5th, 2017 7:27 am
Unfortunately not a lot of the links are working, but an interesting (on-topic) find just the same

Employment Insurance Appeal Decisions Favourable to Workers

-------------

A sample case:

Wages

CUB 41357 Umpire Decision - The claimant had formerly worked at Canadian Tire for 18 years with a wage rate of $9.50 an hour. She went to Home Hardware after they offered to match her pay at Canadian Tire, and however, the claimant was only paid at a rate of $7.10 an hour (minimum wage) due to a union agreement. The claimant also had to do very difficult work at Home Hardware which she did not at Canadian Tire i.e.: unloading packages weighing 30-40 pounds. The Umpire found that there was a substantial difference in $9.50 and $7.10 an hour and that carting heavy loads were conditions which were deleterious to the claimant's health. It was found that the claimant had the right to leave her job and not put up with these onerous working conditions at a minimum wage. The appeal was allowed.
Appellant: Elaine O'Connor
Date: 1998
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