Decision T1960.17

Case Number Claimant Judge Language Decision date
Decision T1960.17 Berkiw  Favel, Paul/Favel, Paul  English 2018-12-07
Decision Appealed Appellant Corresponding Case
Judicial Review Dismissed  No Claimant  -

Issue: Sub-Issue 1: Sub-Issue 2: Sub-Issue 3:
basic concepts  number of weeks required 


The claimant sought to benefit from the application of subsections 12(2.1) to 12(2.6) of the EIA which allowed for a temporarily increase of the maximum number of weeks of EI regular benefits; however, in order to qualify for the application of these provisions the claimant's benefit period had to begin between January 4, 2015 and October 29, 2016 in order to receive 25 additional weeks of EI benefits. The claimant disputed the start date of his claim and argued that because benefits were not payable until August 3, 2015, following the allocation of his severance pay, his benefit period effectively started within the time frame set out by the EIA. The General Division concluded that subsections 12(2.1) to 12(2.6) of the EI Act did not apply to the claimant's situation. The Appeal Division found that the General Division did not err in concluding that the claimant had no reasonable chance of success. The application for judicial review was dismissed.

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