Employment Insurance Act
Marginal note:Special benefits and work-sharing
153.191 (1) Despite sections 13 and 152.15, the waiting period of a claimant shall be waived if the claimant makes an initial claim for benefits in respect of benefits referred to in any of sections 22 to 24 or 152.04 to 152.062.
Marginal note:Employer top-up plans
(2) Despite subsection (1), if a claimant is entitled to receive a payment referred to in subsection 38(1) of the Employment Insurance Regulations during their waiting period, the claimant may serve the waiting period.
Marginal note:Excluded earnings
(3) Despite paragraph 38(1)(a) of the Employment Insurance Regulations, if a claimant’s waiting period is waived under subsection (1), the following portion of any payments that are paid to the claimant as an insured person for the first week for which benefits are payable is excluded as earnings for the purposes of section 35 of those Regulations, namely the portion that, when combined with the portion of the claimant’s weekly benefit rate from that employment, does not exceed the sum of the portion of their weekly benefit rate and their normal weekly earnings from that employment.
- SOR/2020-173, s. 6
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