Marginal note:Proof required
49 (1) A person is not entitled to receive benefits for a week of unemployment until the person makes a claim for benefits for that week in accordance with section 50 and the regulations and proves that
(a) the person meets the requirements for receiving benefits; and
(b) no circumstances or conditions exist that have the effect of disentitling or disqualifying the person from receiving benefits.
Marginal note:Benefit of the doubt
(2) The Commission shall give the benefit of the doubt to the claimant on the issue of whether any circumstances or conditions exist that have the effect of disqualifying the claimant under section 30 or disentitling the claimant under section 31, 32 or 33, if the evidence on each side of the issue is equally balanced.
(3) On receiving a claim for benefits, the Commission shall decide whether benefits are payable to the claimant for that week and notify the claimant of its decision.
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