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1 Employment Insurance Question on Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:12 pm

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Forgive for creating a new thread on this, as I could not locate the thread where someone had claimed a woman was ripping off EI.

After being laid off 3 weeks ago, and filing for EI regular benefits, I was hoping to convince the government to retrain me, whether it be a simple 6 week course or a year in technical college. I don't like to admit this, and never use it as an excuse, but I was diagnosed with a learning disability when I was 16. I've heard that it may actually help me in my quest to get retraining.

Now my question is if you find a seasonal job that is full time from may until september, would EI cut off your benefits, even though the job is only 50-60% of what you were making in the job you were laid off? I was hoping to go back to school to learn a trade for a year. I'm just not sure how this would affect my EI claim if I accepted a manual labour job, when I just lost the job of my dreams, and can guarantee myself employment if given the opportunity to go back to school.

I've never been on EI, and was curious to see if anyone here has been in the same predicament (wanting to be retrained in their desired field). Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

2 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:31 pm

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there has got to be a 1-800 number where you can get the answr- you don't have to give anyone your name but make sure you get their name- ans I would phone in on 2 different occasions with the same question!


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3 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:29 pm

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I believe you can earn up to 25% of your E.I. payment without penalty. After that your E.I. payments are reduced dollar for dollar based on what you earn.

http://bgilchrist.wordpress.com/

4 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 12:44 am

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St Norberter wrote:I believe you can earn up to 25% of your E.I. payment without penalty. After that your E.I. payments are reduced dollar for dollar based on what you earn.

It's 40%

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/service/earnings.shtml

5 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 7:42 am

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this was many moons ago..... but EI loves it when people work during breaks from school they pay for and before the training starts.. in fact in the summer between sessions if you dont find a job they pretty much assign you one.

heh and I bet the learning disability is a plus!


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6 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 9:53 am

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If you can get by on that 50%-60% of your old wage, you will probably be best to stop IE payments, and save those weeks for after the season. It depends how many weeks of EI you get, and you have to fit them in a "window period" of 1 year.


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7 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 9:56 am

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EI will actually pay for up to two years if they are paying for you to go to school.


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8 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 9:59 am

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That's a provincial program that takes over after IE expires to cover the two years.


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9 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 10:00 am

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well it sure wasn;t the many years ago when we were all on it.


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10 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 10:03 am

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It was 3 years ago when I was on it.


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11 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 10:05 am

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ahh


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12 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:07 am

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I am on Mat leave right now and benefits are pretty similar to EI, and I am allowed to make $98 dollars a week, and I am getting $900 a month from them I just called a 1-800 number and put in that four digit code they sent me and there is an automated option that lets you know how much you can make.

I would look into this other option I just found out about - since I am on Mat leave and I do not have a job to go back to (I am unemployed - got fired for being pregnant that's another story) EI will pay a minimum of 50% of a trade course or college course, IF you have no previous training. This is what I am doing and I am going back to school in Feb 2010. I found this out through an admissions advisor at Herzing. I'd look into it.

13 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:10 am

grumpy old man


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Good for you on the new training. What courses will you be taking?

If I was younger I'd consider X-Ray or MRI tech. Something along those lines.


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14 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:12 am

Deank


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grumpy old man wrote:Good for you on the new training. What courses will you be taking?

If I was younger I'd consider X-Ray or MRI tech. Something along those lines.

Heh.. the glasses from the backs of comics not working out for you GOM?

15 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:18 am

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Bartron wrote:
St Norberter wrote:I believe you can earn up to 25% of your E.I. payment without penalty. After that your E.I. payments are reduced dollar for dollar based on what you earn.

It's 40%

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/service/earnings.shtml

You may want to read that link a little further. The 40% is only for specific geographical areas included in a pilot program. And it ended Dec 31, 2008 - so it's back to 25% everywhere.

http://bgilchrist.wordpress.com/

16 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:21 am

grumpy old man


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Now wait a gosh dang minute Mr St Norberter. I think mayhaps thou shalt readeth that program more close-like. It was extended to everybody until 2010.


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17 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:23 am

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grumpy old man wrote:Now wait a gosh dang minute Mr St Norberter. I think mayhaps thou shalt readeth that program more close-like. It was extended to everybody until 2010.

Exactly!

18 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:23 am

love&hate


grumpy old man wrote:Good for you on the new training. What courses will you be taking?

If I was younger I'd consider X-Ray or MRI tech. Something along those lines.

I'm taking the Clinc Office Assistant it's a 10 month program and half days four days a week for the schooling and with a baby it's perfect!!! I eventually want to do the X-ray tec but it's a 2 year course, and my boyfriend is an apprentice for HVAC so he goes back to school for 10 weeks at a time, so the 10 month program looked pretty good to me!

19 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:25 am

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grumpy old man wrote:Now wait a gosh dang minute Mr St Norberter. I think mayhaps thou shalt readeth that program more close-like. It was extended to everybody until 2010.

You're right - I missed that paragraph. That's good news though!

http://bgilchrist.wordpress.com/

20 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:26 am

grumpy old man


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Deank wrote:Heh.. the glasses from the backs of comics not working out for you GOM?
No, they work just fine. It's just that I wore them when you, rosen, AA, MrRat and I met for lunch that day. Consequently I had to scratch my eyeballs out. I'm still recovering.


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21 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:27 am

grumpy old man


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St Norberter wrote:You're right - I missed that paragraph. That's good news though!
You sound surprised. Please read my signature for future reference.
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22 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:29 am

St Norberter


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grumpy old man wrote:
St Norberter wrote:You're right - I missed that paragraph. That's good news though!
You sound surprised. Please read my signature for future reference.
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Surprised - no. Just admitting I was wrong. Too often people try to blame their mistakes on others - it would be easy to say "not my fault - it should be more conspicuous on the webpage"

http://bgilchrist.wordpress.com/

23 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:31 am

Deank


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not my fault - it should be more conspicuous on the webpage

your write that is easy to sai


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24 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:45 am

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That program only applies to pilots? sweet!


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25 Re: Employment Insurance Question on Fri May 01, 2009 11:48 am

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LOL nice edit


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