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Employment Insurance Act

Version of section 152.03 from 2018-08-12 to 2020-03-05:


Marginal note:Illness, injury or quarantine

  •  (1) Subject to this Part, a self-employed person who ceases to work as a self-employed person because of a prescribed illness, injury or quarantine and who would be otherwise working, is entitled to receive benefits while unable to work as a self-employed person for that reason.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (1.1) A self-employed person to whom benefits are payable under any of sections 152.05 to 152.062 is entitled to benefits under subsection (1) even though the person did not cease to work as a self-employed person because of a prescribed illness, injury or quarantine and would not be working even without the illness, injury or quarantine.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (2) If benefits are payable to a self-employed person as a result of illness, injury or quarantine and any allowances, money or other benefits are payable to the person for that illness, injury or quarantine under a provincial law, the benefits payable to the person under this Part shall be reduced or eliminated as prescribed.

  • Marginal note:Deduction

    (3) Subject to subsection 152.18(3), if benefits are payable under this section to a self-employed person for a week of unemployment, there shall be deducted from those benefits any allowances, money or other benefits payable to the person for that week under a plan that covers insured persons employed by an employer and in respect of which the employer’s premium has been reduced in accordance with regulations made under subsection 69(1).

  • Marginal note:Disentitlement

    (4) A self-employed person, other than one referred to in subsection (1.1), is not entitled to benefits under subsection (1) if, were it not for the prescribed illness, injury or quarantine, the self-employed person would be deemed, in accordance with the regulations, to be not working.

  • 2009, c. 33, s. 16
  • 2012, c. 27, s. 21
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 248
  • 2017, c. 20, s. 243
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 288
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