Can You Be Denied EI?

Do I apply for Cerb or ei?

If you received the CERB through Service Canada After you receive your last CERB payment, continue completing reports.

In most cases, you do not need to apply for EI benefits.

We’ll automatically review your file and your Record of Employment (ROE, then start a claim for EI regular benefits if you qualify..

Is it worth working 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.

How much money can I make while on EI?

If you work while receiving regular benefits and have served your waiting period, you will be able to keep 50 cents of your EI benefits for every dollar you earn, up to 90 percent of the weekly insurable earnings used to calculate your EI benefit amount. This 90 percent amount is called the earnings threshold.

What is the waiting period for EI in Canada?

one weekBefore you start receiving EI benefits, there is one week for which you will not be paid. This is what we call the “waiting period.” The waiting period is like the deductible that you must pay for other types of insurance.

What is the difference between Cerb and EI?

The Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) is designed to assist adults that are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an income replacement program, not an income supplement program. It is intended to be accessed by anyone who is not working and is not otherwise eligible for Employment Insurance (EI).

How do I fight an EI decision?

If you disagree with the decision made on your request for reconsideration, you can file an appeal with the Social Security Tribunal (SST) General Division. You must file an appeal within 30 days after the day the decision is communicated to you by letter or by phone. Fill out the form found on the SST website.

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 you know if your approved for EI?

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.

Can I get Cerb if I don’t qualify for EI?

Yes. If you establish an initial claim for EI regular or special benefits between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021, you will be eligible for the one-time hours credit whether or not you got the CERB.

How many hours can I work while on EI?

How working affects your claim. If you earn money while receiving EI benefits, you can keep 50 cents of your benefits for every dollar you earn, up to 90 percent of your previous weekly earnings (roughly four and a half days of work). Above this cap, your EI benefits are deducted dollar-for-dollar.

Can I apply for EI after 2 months?

Always apply for EI benefits as soon as you stop working. You can apply for benefits even if you have not yet received your Record of Employment (ROE). If you delay filing your claim for benefits for more than four weeks after your last day of work, you may lose benefits.

How long does EI take to review a claim?

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.

How long does it take to appeal EI decision?

30 days4. Appeal if you do not agree with the decision. You must submit an appeal within 30 days from when you first found out about the reconsideration decision. The SST must receive your application no later than 30 days from when you first found out about the reconsideration decision.

What happens if you don’t qualify for EI?

In most cases, you do not need to apply for EI benefits. After you receive your last CERB payment, continue completing reports. We’ll automatically review your file and your ROE, then start a claim for EI regular benefits if you qualify. If you don’t qualify, you’ll be notified by mail.

What happens if you get Cerb and are not eligible?

You are required to repay the CERB if you no longer meet the eligibility requirements for the 4-week period in question. … If your employment or self-employment income was $1,000 or less (before deductions) for at least 14 days in a row during this 4-week period, you do not need to repay the CERB.

Who is not eligible for Cerb?

You may be eligible if you stopped working because of COVID-19 and do not earn more than $1,000 (before taxes) for the weeks in which you are applying to the CERB. No, you are not eligible for the CERB. You cannot earn more than $1,000 (before taxes) for the weeks in which you are applying to the CERB.