Decision A0154.11

Case Number Claimant Judge Language Decision date
Decision A0154.11 Mauchel  Noël  English 2012-07-03
Decision Appealed Appellant Corresponding Case
Judicial Review Dismissed  No Claimant  -

Issue: Sub-Issue 1: Sub-Issue 2: Sub-Issue 3:
antedate  ignorance of the law  duty to enquire 


The claimant quit his employment on October 5, 2007, to move with his spouse to a new city. Based on information that he obtained from the Service Canada (SC) website, the claimant understood that he could not qualify for EI benefits because he quit his job. On September 14, 2009, he applied for regular EI benefits. The claimant asked that his claim be antedated to October 5, 2007. The Commission determined that he did not have good cause for the delay in applying for EI benefits. The FCA upheld the Umpire’s decision, finding that the SC website cannot be relied on solely as an authority. The FCA held that it is incumbent upon a reasonable person to inquire with the Commission to determine what his or her rights and obligations are in the circumstances or to make an application and allow the Commission to make a determination of one’s eligibility.

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