- What qualifies for EI sick benefits?
- How do I know if my EI is approved?
- Does EI check your bank account?
- How long does it take for EI to be deposited?
- Why is my EI late?
- Can I check my EI status online?
- What is the best time to call EI?
- Do you get back pay for EI?
- What happens if I submit my EI report late?
- Can I get EI if I quit my job due to stress?
- Can I edit my EI claim?
- How long will my EI claim be under review?
- How many hours can you work while on EI?
- Is EI paid weekly?
What qualifies for EI sick benefits?
you’re unable to work for medical reasons.
your regular weekly earnings from work have decreased by more than 40% for at least one week.
you accumulated 600 insured hours* of work in the 52 weeks before the start of your claim or since the start of your last claim, whichever is shorter Temporary COVID-19 relief..
How do I know if my EI is approved?
Shortly after you submit your EI application, we will mail you an EI benefit statement. This does not mean that your application has been approved. Your Benefit statement will provide the information you need to complete your reports with our Internet reporting service or our Telephone reporting service.
Does EI check your bank account?
In the EI forms you are obligated to report any money received during the period that is not income. Failing to do so is fraud and can result in loss of benefits and forced repayment of benefits received to date. Don’t lie to EI. They can and will check your banking history if they feel there is adequate reason.
How long does it take for EI to be deposited?
How do I get paid? EI payment is issued every 2 weeks after you have completed your online EI report and the direct deposit comes within 2 business days.
Why is my EI late?
Your EI payments may be delayed if, for example, you received vacation or severance pay from your employer. If your EI payments are delayed or affected in any way, we will let you know in writing. Usually, there is a one-week waiting period at the start of your claim when you will not receive any benefits.
Can I check my EI status online?
You can view your EI claim status and messages by selecting View my status and correspondence.
What is the best time to call EI?
8:30am to 9:30am*** After any holidays the call volume will be extremely high and callers may experience very long wait time (over 45min) and sometimes the call may be disconnected. Best time to call EI call centre are Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 9:30am, Wednesday and Thursday all day.
Do you get back pay for EI?
When you file your tax return, depending on your net income for the year, you may need to repay some of your EI benefits. If your net income for 2020 is greater than $67,750, you must repay 30 percent of the lesser of your net income above $67,750 or the total regular benefits you received in the tax year.
What happens if I submit my EI report late?
You must complete your reports no later than three weeks after each due date or your EI claim may be affected.
Can I get EI if I quit my job due to stress?
If you quit your job, you will not qualify for regular EI benefits unless you had “just cause”. Just cause means you had to quit because you had no other reasonable choice.
Can I edit my EI claim?
Your decision to terminate a claim is final and cannot be changed. Note: If you require additional information to assist you in making the decision to reactivate or terminate an existing claim, this information is only available by phone at 1-800 206-7218 ( TTY : 1-800-529-3742).
How long will my EI claim be under review?
It usually takes over 4 weeks for Service Canada to review an application and start paying benefits. You should expect to be without any income for up to a month. It can take even longer if you do not send in all the information that Service Canada needs to make a decision.
How many hours can you work while on EI?
Yes, you can work while getting EI, but half the amount you earn will be taken off your EI benefits. This applies as long as you do not earn more than 90% of the average insurable earnings your benefit was based on. Any money you earn above that 90% will be fully taken off your benefits.
Is EI paid weekly?
EI payment are made bi-weekly. However, a newly established EI benefit payment floor provides claimants a minimum EI regular benefit payment equivalent to $500 (pending legislative approval) per week.