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EI (Employment Insurance) discussion thread

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Newbie
Dec 20, 2017
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Hi,

I recently was denied my EI claim and want to appeal. Myself and another co-worker were both threatened by our supervisor. I reported this incident to a higher level of authority. It took 9 days for them to address this and I was forced to continue to work under my supervisor. The other co-worker quit because of my supervisor's threat. I was placed on stress leave and my claim was approved by my workplace insurance. When I returned the work atmosphere was very hostile and my doctor gave me a letter stating I should look for another job for medical reasons. I had a job opportunity but every vacation day I requested for an interview would be turned down by my supervisor. I had no choice but to quit. How do I go about my appeal? And should I get a lawyer to assist in my appeal or would the doctor's letter, witness statement from co-worker be enough?
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Oct 22, 2017
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I am currently on ei, I also have a casual job which I report my hours when I work. I live in the okanagan, my common-law husband just got a job in Chetwynd which means we are moving...I will have to leave my casual position, does that mean I will lose my ei benefits?
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flex11111Morris wrote:
Dec 21st, 2017 6:52 pm
Hi,

I recently was denied my EI claim and want to appeal. Myself and another co-worker were both threatened by our supervisor. I reported this incident to a higher level of authority. It took 9 days for them to address this and I was forced to continue to work under my supervisor. The other co-worker quit because of my supervisor's threat. I was placed on stress leave and my claim was approved by my workplace insurance. When I returned the work atmosphere was very hostile and my doctor gave me a letter stating I should look for another job for medical reasons. I had a job opportunity but every vacation day I requested for an interview would be turned down by my supervisor. I had no choice but to quit. How do I go about my appeal? And should I get a lawyer to assist in my appeal or would the doctor's letter, witness statement from co-worker be enough?
You should appeal and I think there is a good chance of your claim being approved. I don't think a lawyer is necessary as they are quite expensive.
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ruth67 wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2017 11:22 pm
I am currently on ei, I also have a casual job which I report my hours when I work. I live in the okanagan, my common-law husband just got a job in Chetwynd which means we are moving...I will have to leave my casual position, does that mean I will lose my ei benefits?
No, but if there is an ROE issued, your claim will be suspended pending investigation. Simply explaining the situation to them.

Here is a bit of info that will help you: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-soc ... tml#a6_5_3
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Dec 26, 2010
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Hello, is is possible to go from EI parental to regular EI or EI sickness when EI parental ends?

If your doctor states that you either a) are unfit to return to work due to illness they requires further investigation to remedy AND/OR that due to the nature of your work you are unable to return to the same type of work, could you then apply for EI sickness or regular EI?

Due to the nature of the illness, the doctor(s) will not investigate until after baby is 1 year old.

Kindly advise.
Newbie
Dec 20, 2017
2 posts
Thanks for the reply. I also have emails from Human resources telling me deliver short term disability papers incomplete and telling me to use a walk in clinic doctor to complete paperwork after I informed them my doctor was on vacation and I would have paper work complete once he returned. And they kept emailing me multiple times after I told them I will only use my family doctor. Not sure if this could count as harassment? As HR had a doctors note already from me.
Newbie
Dec 27, 2017
1 posts
I am looking for some clarity on the review process. I was put on temporary layoff by my employer as of Nov 30, and I applied for EI on Dec 11. I understand that there is a 28 day waiting period for EI applications to be reviewed. Does the 28 day period begin on my last day of work (Nov 30) or the day I've applied for EI (Dec 11). It is now Dec 28 and my application is still under review and I am considering calling in to inquire why there hasn't been a decision yet.
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Sep 22, 2013
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There is a one week unpaid waiting period. 28 days is the processing time frame to have your claim completed (to go back to when you were laid off).

By all means call in and find out why there’s a delay.
Newbie
Dec 27, 2017
3 posts
HI all, I have a question.

I have been on unpaid leave of absence since May 29, 2017 due to my child's health. I applied for PCIC with a certificate from my GP who is familiar with my child. My claim was denied because SC wanted a certificate from a specialist (whom we were unable to see until september of 2017) The specialist saw my child and refused to fill out the paper work. My child was 10 when this happened and unable to attend appointments without me (as most children should not be allowed) and continues to have weekly appointments I have to go with my child to.

In September I became sick and my GP arranged for me to see a specialist. I applied for sick benefits on Nov.26, 2017, my GP gave me a medical certificate pending specialist appointment which took place on Dec.14, 2017. Upon meeting with surgeon a date for surgery is scheduled for Jan 31, 2018 with a 6 week recovery time. Today I received notification that my current sick benefits claim is also being denied because they are unable to determine if I would be available for work without my illness(because i was off caring for my child and the claim was denied).

I have depleted all saving sustaining my family (i am a single parent) and I am not going to receive income from EI. What are my options??
The SC Rep suggested applying for Ontario Works. I shouldn't have to do that.
Newbie
Dec 27, 2017
1 posts
Has anyone appealed their ei decision and got approved?..did u get back pay for since the date you first apply'd or did your claim start when the decision was made by them?
Newbie
Dec 28, 2017
1 posts
I am receiving regular EI benefits. If I need to switch over to sickness benefits, do I close my EI claim and start a new claim for sickness benefits? Will there be the full 28 day waiting period for the first benefits? Thanks for any help anyone can offer.
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Endtimedelusion wrote:
Dec 29th, 2017 4:29 pm
I am receiving regular EI benefits. If I need to switch over to sickness benefits, do I close my EI claim and start a new claim for sickness benefits? Will there be the full 28 day waiting period for the first benefits? Thanks for any help anyone can offer.
No you need to call in and convert your claim to sickness benefits. You don’t have to wait another waiting period.
Newbie
Dec 29, 2017
1 posts
Question...I am currently on medical EI for sick leave due to go back to work near the end of Jan. My Dr is recommending I leave my job as it's the job that is causing me the stress with how I have been treated. Is there a good chance I could collect regular SO while looking for another job?
I've been employed for 4 years full time before going on medical EI
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jewelslarosa wrote:
Dec 30th, 2017 5:16 am
Question...I am currently on medical EI for sick leave due to go back to work near the end of Jan. My Dr is recommending I leave my job as it's the job that is causing me the stress with how I have been treated. Is there a good chance I could collect regular SO while looking for another job?
I've been employed for 4 years full time before going on medical EI
If you’re quitting your job for medical reasons you’re only eligible for 15 weeks of benefits. If you’ve already used those up you’re out of luck.
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If John quit his job in March 2016 to pursue a full time graduate degree for a year, finished his graduate degree in March 2017, and has yet to find a job as of January 2018 is he eligible for EI?

From the EI website:
Y-were employed in insurable employment;
N-lost your job through no fault of your own;
Y-have been without work and without pay for at least seven consecutive days in the last 52 weeks;
N-have worked for the required number of insurable employment hours in the last 52 weeks or since the start of your last EI claim, whichever is shorter;
Y-are ready, willing and capable of working each day;
Y-are actively looking for work (you must keep a written record of employers you contact, including when you contacted them).

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