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Employment Insurance Regulations

Version of section 34 from 2016-12-15 to 2020-07-28:

  •  (1) For the purposes of this section, cohabitating spouse or common-law partner has the same meaning as in section 122.6 of the Income Tax Act.

  • (2) For the purposes of this section, a Canada child benefit is deemed to be an overpayment under Subdivision a.1 of Division E of Part I of the Income Tax Act.

  • (2.1) [Repealed, SOR/99-290, s. 1]

  • (3) If a claimant establishes, in the manner directed by the Commission under section 16 or 152.17 of the Act, that the claimant or the claimant’s cohabiting spouse or common-law partner is in receipt of a Canada child benefit for the month preceding the Sunday of the week in respect of which the claimant makes a claim for benefits, the claimant’s rate of weekly benefits for that week shall be increased by the amount of a family supplement determined in accordance with this section.

  • (4) The claimant’s rate of weekly benefits for a week shall not be increased under this section if benefits are also payable to the claimant’s cohabiting spouse or common law partner for that week at a rate increased under this section.

  • (5) The family supplement is the amount determined in accordance with the following table, taking into account the family income and the number and ages of the children for which the claimant or the claimant’s cohabiting spouse or common-law partner receives a Canada child benefit:

    TABLE

    Family Income Range
    Number of Children<$20,921

    $20,921

    to

    $21,250

    $21,251

    to

    $21,500

    $21,501

    to

    $21,750

    $21,751

    to

    $22,000

    $22,001

    to

    $22,250

    $22,251

    to

    $22,500

    $22,501

    to

    $22,750

    $22,751

    to

    $23,000

    $23,001

    to

    $23,250

    $23,251

    to

    $23,500

    $23,501

    to

    $23,750

    $23,751

    to

    $24,000

    $24,001

    to

    $24,250

    $24,251

    to

    $24,500

    $24,501

    to

    $24,750

    $24,751

    to

    $25,000

    $25,001

    to

    $25,250

    $25,251

    to

    $25,500

    $25,501

    to

    $25,750

    $25,751

    to

    $25,921

    1$ 31.30$ 31.25$ 28.50$ 26.45$ 24.45$ 22.55$ 20.70$ 18.90$ 17.15$ 15.45$ 13.80$ 12.25$ 10.70$ 9.25$ 7.85$ 6.55$ 5.25$ 4.00$ 2.85$ 1.75$ 0.70
    2$ 58.70$ 58.60$ 53.60$ 49.90$ 46.25$ 42.70$ 39.30$ 35.95$ 32.70$ 29.55$ 26.50$ 23.55$ 20.70$ 17.95$ 15.30$ 12.75$ 10.25$  7.90$ 5.65$ 3.45$ 1.40
    3$ 86.10$ 86.00$ 78.80$ 73.45$ 68.20$ 63.15$ 58.15$ 53.30$ 48.60$ 44.00$ 39.55$ 35.25$ 31.05$ 26.95$ 23.05$ 19.20$ 15.55$ 12.00$ 8.55$ 5.25$ 2.10
    Top-up for each additional child$ 27.45$ 27.40$ 25.60$ 24.25$ 22.85$ 21.50$ 20.15$ 18.75$ 17.40$ 16.00$ 14.65$ 13.30$ 11.90$ 10.55$ 9.15$ 7.80$ 6.45$ 5.05$ 3.70$ 2.30$ 0.95
    Age supplement for each child under 7 years old$ 4.15$ 4.10$ 3.85$  3.65$ 3.45$  3.25$ 3.05$ 2.80$ 2.60$  2.40$ 2.20$ 2.00$ 1.80$ 1.60$ 1.40$ 1.20$ 1.00$ 0.75$ 0.55$ 0.35$ 0.15
  • (6) The amount of the family supplement shall not exceed the following percentage of the claimant’s weekly insurable earnings:

    • (a) for benefit periods established in 1997, 10%;

    • (b) for benefit periods established in 1998, 15%;

    • (c) for benefit periods established in 1999, 20%; and

    • (d) for benefit periods established in 2000 or later, 25%.

  • (7) Where the application of subsection (5) in respect of benefit periods established before August 1, 1999 results in a reduction of the amount of the family supplement payable to the claimant for a week of unemployment falling on or after August 1, 1999, the amount of the family supplement so calculated will be increased for each child for whom the claimant is entitled to receive a Canada child benefit by an additional amount determined in accordance with the following table, taking into account the family income and the number and ages of the children, for the duration of the benefit period:

    TABLE

    Family Income Range
    Age of Children<$20,921

    $20,921

    to

    $21,250

    $21,251

    to

    $21,500

    $21,501

    to

    $21,750

    $21,751

    to

    $22,000

    $22,001

    to

    $22,250

    $22,251

    to

    $22,500

    $22,501

    to

    $22,750

    $22,751

    to

    $23,000

    $23,001

    to

    $23,250

    $23,251

    to

    $23,500

    $23,501

    to

    $23,750

    $23,751

    to

    $24,000

    $24,001

    to

    $24,250

    $24,251

    to

    $24,500

    $24,501

    to

    $24,750

    $24,751

    to

    $25,000

    $25,001

    to

    $25,250

    $25,251

    to

    $25,500

    $25,501

    to

    $25,750

    $25,751

    to

    $25,921

    12 to 15 years old$ 2.25$ 2.20$ 2.05$ 1.95$ 1.85$ 1.70$ 1.60$ 1.50$ 1.40$ 1.30$ 1.20$ 1.05$ 0.95$ 0.85$ 0.75$ 0.65$ 0.55$ 0.40$ 0.30$ 0.20$ 0.10
    16 and 17 years$ 3.60$ 3.55$ 3.30$ 3.15$ 3.00$ 2.80$ 2.65$ 2.45$ 2.30$ 2.10$ 1.90$ 1.75$ 1.55$ 1.40$ 1.20$ 1.05$ 0.85$ 0.65$ 0.50$ 0.30$ 0.15
  • SOR/97-310, s. 7
  • SOR/98-356, s. 1
  • SOR/99-290, s. 1
  • SOR/2001-290, s. 1
  • SOR/2002-154, s. 4
  • SOR/2010-10, s. 14
  • 2016, c. 12, s. 87
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