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Employment Insurance Act (S.C. 1996, c. 23)

Act current to 2022-11-16 and last amended on 2022-09-25. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Rate increase — family supplement

  •  (1) The rate of weekly benefits of a claimant who has one or more dependent children shall be increased by the amount of a family supplement determined in accordance with the regulations if the claimant establishes, in such manner as the Commission may direct, that the claimant meets the prescribed low-income family eligibility criteria.

  • Marginal note:Criteria

    (2) The criteria for low-income family eligibility may include criteria that are the same as or similar to the criteria for receiving a Canada child benefit.

  • Marginal note:Canada child benefit

    (3) For the purposes of subsection (2), a Canada child benefit is a deemed overpayment under subdivision a.1 of Division E of Part I of the Income Tax Act.

  • Marginal note:Maximum increase

    (4) The amount of the increase in the claimant’s rate of weekly benefits shall not exceed the prescribed percentage of the claimant’s weekly insurable earnings or, if no percentage is prescribed, 25%.

  • 1996, c. 23, s. 16
  • 2016, c. 12, s. 86
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