EI (Employment Insurance) discussion thread
Of course, questions about how to cheat the system will be ignored. Ask away.
Useful resources for EI Benefits:
1) EI Digest: http://goo.gl/3O9Ji
2) Appeal decisions favorable to claimants: http://goo.gl/8Tpjg
3) Jurisprudence Index: http://goo.gl/NMU7c
4) NEW rules on how your earnings will affect the weekly EI benefit payment: http://goo.gl/o4FPy
If your claim is over 28 days old and you're unable to reach anyone at the Call Centre, try the following two steps:
1) Call 1-866-506-6806 and file a complaint with Office for Client Satisfaction (OCS).
2) If your claim is still not processed, visit your MP's office in person and make a complaint.
I want to thank clseea, Electricute, Wilmega, OldMarriedGuy, Ipip12, BubbleGuppy and many others for their continuing contribution to this thread.
What's the difference between Disqualification and Disentitlement?
Disqualification happens when one quit without just cause, or when one is fired due to misconduct. Disqualification will remain on the claim for the entire duration. To qualify for EI after a disqualification, claimant has to work minimum amount of hours in order establish a new claim. Disentitlement can be temporary or permanent. For example, a claimant gets disentitled when one is unavailable (sick, attending school, out of the country etc). To rescind a disentitlement and begin receiving regular benefits, claimant has to prove their availability. For instance, when they return to Canada, when their health improves or when the school is done.
If I quit without just cause or is fired for misconduct, can I still qualify for EI benefits?
While you are disqualified from regular benefits, you can still receive special benefits providing you meet the criteria. For example, if you punch your boss in the face and is fired, you probably won't get regular benefits. But during the process you broke your hand, then you can get up to 15 weeks of sickness benefits providing that you submit medical documentation.
Disclaimer: all information provided here is for your personal reference only.