Employment Insurance Regulations
40.1 (1) Despite subsection 40(1), if any of the following circumstances occurs in respect of a quarantine, a claimant need only provide the Commission with a declaration that
(a) a period of quarantine was imposed on the claimant under the laws of Canada or a province;
(b) a period of quarantine was imposed on the claimant by a public health official for the health and safety of the public at large; or
(c) a period of quarantine was recommended by such an official for the health and safety of the public at large and that the claimant was asked by their employer, a medical doctor, a nurse or a person in authority to place themself under quarantine.
(2) The Commission may waive the waiting period in respect of the benefit period of a claimant if
(a) the claimant qualifies to receive benefits in that benefit period by reason of an interruption of earnings as described in subsection 14(2) or section 14.01; and
(b) the quarantine arises from circumstances set out in any of paragraphs (1)(a) to (c).
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply to a claimant for any benefit period
(a) that begins on or after the day on which this section comes into force; or
(b) that has not ended before the day on which this section comes into force, but only for weeks of benefits commencing with the week during which this section comes into force.
- SOR/2020-44, s. 2
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