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leelaboy wrote:
Jan 25th, 2018 1:56 pm
You mean participate in the presentation ? But she still has to go there in person & submit her job search history.

Or not even participate to go to EI appointment, like not physically go there in the first place.
No she has to go to the session. They ask people questions and to participate so it’s not so boring. She doesn’t have to do that but she does have to show up and listen (or pretend to listen).
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My work "lost" well mailed my ROE's to the wrong address and the people at the other address hasn't done the return to sender.
So they gave me a photocopy of my ROE's and in ink wrote "certified copy MM and the today's date"
I handed it in today will they accept it?
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I'm asking this question for a friend of mine - I hope someone can help. I am sure it has been asked before.

Scenario: My friend works as a plumber and he hurt his back last summer. He suffers from chronic back pain now. He went on EI Sickness benefits for 15 weeks, but after that, he was forced to go back to work. He is in pain while working.

Question: He wants to know if he can quit his job (due to the back pain) and then still collect regular EI benefits. He is able to work, just not as a plumber or anything physical. So if he quits his job as a plumber, and then begins searching for non-physical work, does that qualify him for collecting EI?

Follow up Question: If he did quit, does he need to make sure his employer marks anything special on his EI form? e.g. Quit due to sickness. And what if the employer refuses to comply, and simply says he quit? Is he in for a fight with EI, or are these types of claims common?

Thanks a lot.
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adamtheman wrote:
Jan 26th, 2018 4:39 pm
I'm asking this question for a friend of mine - I hope someone can help. I am sure it has been asked before.

Scenario: My friend works as a plumber and he hurt his back last summer. He suffers from chronic back pain now. He went on EI Sickness benefits for 15 weeks, but after that, he was forced to go back to work. He is in pain while working.

Question: He wants to know if he can quit his job (due to the back pain) and then still collect regular EI benefits. He is able to work, just not as a plumber or anything physical. So if he quits his job as a plumber, and then begins searching for non-physical work, does that qualify him for collecting EI?

Follow up Question: If he did quit, does he need to make sure his employer marks anything special on his EI form? e.g. Quit due to sickness. And what if the employer refuses to comply, and simply says he quit? Is he in for a fight with EI, or are these types of claims common?

Thanks a lot.
If he quits he won’t get benefits. Why? He’s quitting for his injury and he’s already collected the full 15 weeks of sickness benefits.

Regular benefits are for those who lost their job due to no fault of their own. Quitting is creating his own separation from employment.

So it sucks he can’t do the job anymore but he probably should have looked for another job while he was off on sick benefits.
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OldMarriedGuy wrote:
Jan 26th, 2018 9:03 pm
If he quits he won’t get benefits. Why? He’s quitting for his injury and he’s already collected the full 15 weeks of sickness benefits.

Regular benefits are for those who lost their job due to no fault of their own. Quitting is creating his own separation from employment.

So it sucks he can’t do the job anymore but he probably should have looked for another job while he was off on sick benefits.
Okay then, what if he stops going to work because of his back pain and his employer lays him off? Then he would be laid off due to no fault of his own.
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adamtheman wrote:
Jan 26th, 2018 9:51 pm
Okay then, what if he stops going to work because of his back pain and his employer lays him off? Then he would be laid off due to no fault of his own.
Umm no. If he is let go because he stops showing up for work then he would be terminated with cause (because he didn’t show up for work).
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adamtheman wrote:
Jan 26th, 2018 4:39 pm
I'm asking this question for a friend of mine - I hope someone can help. I am sure it has been asked before.

Scenario: My friend works as a plumber and he hurt his back last summer. He suffers from chronic back pain now. He went on EI Sickness benefits for 15 weeks, but after that, he was forced to go back to work. He is in pain while working.

Question: He wants to know if he can quit his job (due to the back pain) and then still collect regular EI benefits. He is able to work, just not as a plumber or anything physical. So if he quits his job as a plumber, and then begins searching for non-physical work, does that qualify him for collecting EI?

Follow up Question: If he did quit, does he need to make sure his employer marks anything special on his EI form? e.g. Quit due to sickness. And what if the employer refuses to comply, and simply says he quit? Is he in for a fight with EI, or are these types of claims common?

Thanks a lot.
Unless he has medical documentation stating he needs to quit and can work other types of jobs, and has exhausted reasonable alternatives to quitting prior to doing so, he's not qualifying for regular benefits.

If he stops showing up for work he's creating his own unemployment and breaking his employment contract. He'll be terminated for cause.

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Jan 27, 2018
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Hi,

I recieved ei sickness benefits for 15 weeks last year and went back to my place of work. If i get laid off or otherwise quit my job with just cause will i be entitled to regular ei benefits?

When do the hours accumulated begin from in this case? Would it be from the end of the sickness benefit or based on the past 52 weeks.. ?
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Houseontop wrote:
Jan 28th, 2018 1:37 am
Hi,

I recieved ei sickness benefits for 15 weeks last year and went back to my place of work. If i get laid off or otherwise quit my job with just cause will i be entitled to regular ei benefits?

When do the hours accumulated begin from in this case? Would it be from the end of the sickness benefit or based on the past 52 weeks.. ?
As long as you have enough hours. The hours calculated would be from the last 52 weeks and would include all hours after you started you last claim.

Good luck.
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Jan 28, 2018
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Just got my back pay a few days ago, was looking at weeks of entitlement, it says only 18 weeks, was trying to figure out why. After going over my ROE I found out my boss made two mistakes, insurable hours are pretty much cut in half and insurable earnings, question is since my benefits are already going will ei change my weeks of entitlement once I get ROE fixed
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Scottmcindoo wrote:
Jan 29th, 2018 12:58 am
Just got my back pay a few days ago, was looking at weeks of entitlement, it says only 18 weeks, was trying to figure out why. After going over my ROE I found out my boss made two mistakes, insurable hours are pretty much cut in half and insurable earnings, question is since my benefits are already going will ei change my weeks of entitlement once I get ROE fixed
Yes, if it was wrong they'll recalculate with the new info
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Question please and thank you. Going to call tomorrow after my job interview. My work "lost" well mailed my ROE's to the wrong address and the people at the other address hasn't done the return to sender. So they gave me a photocopy of my ROE's and in ink wrote "certified copy MM and the today's date"
I handed it in today will they accept it?
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Hi everyone. Here is weird one, I was parental leave for 14 weeks last year and didn’t realize I had to apply for EI. I am in the military and thought my clerk was taking care of it, feel like a dummy! After 6 weeks I got my application in and started receiving my payments. After I went back to work payments continued and I received 14 weeks of payments and my claim ended once all payments were received. Now I’m hot water and have to pay back all the payments received after I went back to work. I do accept responsibility for messing all this up, but is there anything that can be done? If I pay them back the 7 weeks from when I was working, is there a way to retro active claim the 6 weeks before I failed to apply??? Thanks for any insight anyone may have.

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anastasia1009 wrote:
Jan 29th, 2018 9:37 pm
Question please and thank you. Going to call tomorrow after my job interview. My work "lost" well mailed my ROE's to the wrong address and the people at the other address hasn't done the return to sender. So they gave me a photocopy of my ROE's and in ink wrote "certified copy MM and the today's date"
I handed it in today will they accept it?
They should
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Jan 29, 2018
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I resigned from my job which I had been in a couple of years to take up another job. But this job lasted only six weeks, due to operational reasons in the company and I was let go, the reason given as termination without cause. I applied for EI and after waiting for two months for a decision was told that I didn't qualify, the reason was that I resigned from my last job without good cause. I've appealed with the reason being that I can't do two jobs at the same time (I'm not omnipresent, although I didn't use that term), and am waiting on their response. It all seems unfair to me, is there anything else I can do as I have no money or a job now and things are getting desperate. I thought about speaking to my MP but I imagine that she probably won't help. Has anyone else experienced this?

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