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Employment Insurance Act

Version of section 153.5 from 2020-04-01 to 2020-04-15:

Marginal note:Definition of COVID-19

  •  (1) In this Part, COVID-19 means the coronavirus disease 2019.

  • Marginal note:Claimant

    (2) For the purposes of this section and sections 153.6 to 153.13, the definition claimant in subsection 2(1) applies to a person who:

    • (a) ceases working, whether employed or self-employed, for reasons related to COVID-19; or

    • (b) could have, but for the coming into force of this Part, on or after March 15, 2020, had a benefit period established with respect to any of the benefits referred to in subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Benefits referred to in paragraph (2)(b)

    (3) The benefits referred to in paragraph (2)(b) are

    • (a) benefits paid under Part I, with the exception of benefits paid under sections 22 to 25; and

    • (b) benefits paid under section 152.03.

  • SOR/2020-61, s. 1
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