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Employment Insurance Act

Version of section 153.5 from 2020-04-16 to 2020-04-23:


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:

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

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

    • (c) who is unable to start working for reasons related to COVID-19 and to whom, at any time during the period beginning on December 29, 2019 and ending on October 3, 2020, at least one benefit referred to in paragraph (3)(b) has been paid, if, during that period

      • (i) the established benefit period of that person with respect to those benefits has ended,

      • (ii) all of those benefits have been paid to that person, or

      • (iii) some of those benefits cannot be paid to that person by virtue of subsection 12(6).

  • Marginal note:Benefits referred to in paragraphs (2)(b) and (c)

    (3) The benefits referred to in paragraphs (2)(b) and (c) are

    • (a) with respect to a claimant referred to in paragraph (2)(b), benefits paid under section 152.03 or under Part I, other than under any of sections 22 to 24; and

    • (b) with respect to a claimant referred to in paragraph (2)(c), benefits paid under Part I, other than under any of sections 21 to 24.

  • SOR/2020-61, s. 1
  • SOR/2020-88, s. 1
  • SOR/2020-89, s. 1
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