How many hours do I need for EI 2020?
You will need between 420 and 700 hours of insurable employment based on the unemployment rate in your area during the qualifying period to qualify for regular benefits: Once you have determined the unemployment rate in your area, see the table below for the number of hours required..
Does EI contact you by phone?
The Employment Insurance Telephone Information Service is an automated telephone service that provides recorded general information on the Employment Insurance program. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. … You can complete the following tasks by telephone: Obtain or update information on your EI claim.
What percentage of EI does employer pay?
Employers pay 1.4 times the employee premium rate. For 2020, the premium rate for employers is forecast at $2.21 ($2.212 unrounded) per $100 of insurable earnings, a decrease of 6 cents from the 2019 rate of $2.27 ($2.268 unrounded).
Who is eligible for regular EI?
To be eligible for regular benefits, you must: Have worked the required number of hours in your area. You must have worked these hours within the last year. This number is usually 420-700 hours, but it depends on the unemployment rate in your area.
How do I know 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.
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 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.