Hi everyone. I am reaching out to see if people have information on how Service Canada is processing EI applications for people laid off due to the COVID-19. This would be situations where business are shutting down and doing layoffs, not where a person is sick.
We are hearing stories that some Service Canada agents are pushing people into the EI sickness program (under the quarantine clause) rather than regular EI benefits. The EI sickness program offers much less in terms of benefits as compared to Regular EI.
We are having problems getting information from official channels, so I an reaching out to all of you to see if you have any personal experience or know people who are applying for EI.
Disability Lawyer with Resolute Legal
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