- What happens if I made a mistake on my EI application?
- What is considered other money for EI?
- Can I make changes to my EI application?
- How do I update my EI information?
- How much EI do I have to pay back?
- What is the maximum EI benefit for 2020?
- Can you go to jail for claiming unemployment while working?
- How long is EI application under review?
- Does EI contact your employer?
- How long does it take for an EI claim to be approved?
- Does EI check your bank account?
- How do I check on my EI claim?
- Can I cancel EI and get Cerb instead?
- Can I review my EI application?
- What happens if you lie to EI?
What happens if I made a mistake on my EI application?
After you file your EI report, if you realize you made a mistake, call 1-800-206-7218 during business hours and press “0” to speak to a representative.
You may be penalized or be liable to prosecution for knowingly providing false or misleading information for yourself or someone else..
What is considered other money for EI?
Wages or salary and commissions. Monetary employment benefits, such as vacation pay, severance pay, wages in lieu of notice, retirement pension, statutory holidays, bonuses, etc. All other employment benefits, monetary or otherwise, such as housing, meals, insurance coverage, etc. Self-employment income.
Can I make changes to my EI application?
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 do I update my EI information?
This ensures that you always see your most recent EI claim information. If your home address is different than your mailing address, call 1-800-206-7218 during business hours or visit a Service Canada Centre. It can’t be updated online.
How much EI do I have to pay back?
If your 2019 income from all sources exceeds $66,375 you will be required to repay 30% of the lesser of: your net income in excess of $66,375; or. the total regular benefits, including regular fishing benefits, paid in the taxation year.
What is the maximum EI benefit for 2020?
For most people, the basic rate for calculating EI benefits is 55% of your average insurable weekly earnings, up to a maximum amount. As of January 1, 2020, the maximum yearly insurable earnings amount is $54,200. This means that you can receive a maximum amount of $573 per week.
Can you go to jail for claiming unemployment while working?
Falsely claiming UI benefits is considered to be Unemployment fraud and can lead to serious penalties and consequences. The penalties can range from monetary fines, penalty weeks of unemployment to serving a prison term.
How long is EI application 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.
Does EI contact your employer?
Can my employer contest a decision concerning my EI benefits application? … If we decide to pay you benefits even if you quit, were fired for misconduct, refused work, or are involved in a labour dispute, we will notify your employer.
How long does it take for an EI claim to be approved?
28 daysIf you are entitled to receive EI regular benefits, you should receive your first payment within 28 days of the date we receive your application and all required documents. You must complete bi-weekly reports to prove your eligibility and to receive benefits to which you may be entitled.
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 do I check on my EI claim?
To access information about your claim, you will need your SIN and access code, which you will find on the benefit statement that is mailed to you after you apply for benefits. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time, Monday to Friday.
Can I cancel EI and get Cerb instead?
Some people on EI are now wondering if they should now cancel their claim and apply for the CERB instead. The simple answer from the Government of Canada at this time is no, you shouldn’t.
Can I review my EI application?
Check or update your information With My Service Canada Account, you can check the status of your EI application. You can also: view and update your personal information. find out when your payments start and end.
What happens if you lie to EI?
Penalties for giving false or misleading information can be very severe: You will have to pay back all the EI money you should not have received. You might also have to pay as much as 3 times your weekly benefit for every false statement that EI staff think you have made.