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How to complete an Internet Employment Insurance report STEP 2

How to complete an Internet Employment Insurance report STEP 2

All those applying for Employment Insurance Benefits for the Lay-off period of Sunday August 12thto August 18th2018 MUST report earnings using Service Canada’s Internet Reporting services or Teledec (Phone reporting services).

For Internet Reporting Services

On the Internet go to:

www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-internet-reporting.html

After completing the Online Employment Insurance application, Service Canada will send you a statement in the mail. This statement will show the Toll free Teledec number 1-800-531-7555 and your ownPersonal Access Code (PAC), a four digit number.

(DO NOT LOSE THIS STATEMENT, AS YOU WILL NEED YOUR (PAC) TO REPORT)

The Statement will indicate the first available date you can report. Make your report at your earliest opportunity, as once you receive this statement you only have 3 weeks to complete your report from the end of your Bi-weekly reporting period indicated.

Example: If on the statement from Service Canada it indicates the earliest you can complete your Bi-Weekly report is Saturday August 25th 2018, you must complete the report within 3 weeks of that date otherwise a loss of Employment Insurance benefits may occur.

The following are Questions & Answers on how to use the Internet Reporting Service and should only be considered as a guide, as you could be asked to answer more questions than the ones listed here. Different personal circumstances may also prompt the Internet Reporting Service to ask other questions. This guide is intended for the majority Local 707 members that worked or had Full vacation entitlement during our scheduled vacation shutdown period (Sunday August 5th to Saturday August 11th 2018 and were on lay-off from (Sunday August 12th to Saturday August 18th 2018).

Outside Canada:

Were you Outside Canada between Monday and Friday during the period of this report?

AnswerNO (Unless you were outside of Canada during the Bi- weekly report. In which case you would answer YES and would later be prompted to contact Service Canada to further explain your absence)

Work Wages:

Are you Self Employed?

AnswerNO(Unless you are self employed, outside of the Ford Motor Company. In which case you would answer YES and could later be asked another series of questions and be prompted to contact Service Canada to further explain your self employment)

Did you work or receive any earnings during the period of this report? This includes work for which you will be paid later, unpaid work, self employment including farming.

AnswerYES(if your report includes the week of August 19th to August 25th 2018)

As you will have returned to work August 20th 2018 and started a Full Time job effective that date and received work wages (for the week of August 19th to August 25th 2018)

Note: Anytime you have work wages or earnings in one of the weeks in your Bi-Weekly reporting period, you would answer YES. Later in your report you be prompted to answer further questions about each week of the Bi-weekly reporting period.

Did you start a full time job during the period of this report?

If the report includes the week of August 19th to August 25th 2018? Answer YES, as you will have returned to your full time job at the Ford Motor Company. You will later be prompted to indicate the date you began full time work, enter August 20th 2018. Once you have completed this step you will not be required to complete a Biweekly report for any date beyond Monday August 20th 2018.

If the report includes weeks prior to the week of August 19th to August 25th 2018?Answer NO, as you will be reporting for periods prior to your return to work on August 20th, 2018 and as such you will be required to continue with your Employment Insurance reports until that date.

Training:

Did you attend school or a training course during the period of this report?

Answer NO (Unless you are taking a training course during the Bi-weekly report? In which case you would answer YES and could later be asked another series of questions and be prompted to contact Service Canada to explain the type of training course you are taking)

Availability:

Were you ready, willing and capable of working each day, Monday through Friday during each week of this report?

Answer YES (Unless you were not willing to work for a specific day because you were on vacation or outside the province and/or country, in which case you would answer NO and later be prompted for the days and reason you were not ready willing and capable of working each day Monday through Friday).

Note: If from Monday August 13th through to Friday August 17th, 2018, you were not willing and capable of work the entire week, you should not have applied for Employment Insurance.

Other Money:

Is there any other money that you have not previously told us about, that you received or will receive for the period of the report?

or

Our records show that you are receiving money from a Supplemental Unemployment Benefits (SUB) plan, is there any other money that you have not previously told us about, that you received or will receive for the period of the report.

Answer NO (Unless you have additional monies other than earnings from the Ford Motor Company?

In which case answer YES and you could later be asked another series of questions and/or be prompted to contact Service Canada)

Note: As our Supplemental Unemployment Benefits (SUB) plan is an extension of Employment Insurance you do not declare any of these benefit payments as earnings.

Click “Continue”

As you answered Yes to Work wages you will now be prompted to answer more questions about:

Work Wages:

Example of a possible report:

For the week of your Bi-Weekly reporting period from Sunday August 12th to August 18th, 2018 did you work or earn wages?

As this the lay-off week, you would Answer No*

(* Unless you received vacation pay or worked for an employer during this period, in which case you would report yes and would report all hours paid as work wages this week which will include any of your Vacation hours (yes, even though this is vacation pay) and declare the exact dollar amount of your gross earnings (i.e. your earnings before taxes are deducted) that you received or will receive. This can be calculated by reporting the gross income on your Ford Motor Company pay stub for pay period 34 (week ending Sunday August 19th, 2018).

Important Note:  You will most likely not be requested to report from August 19th to 25th 2018, as you would have previously indicated you started a Full Time job August 20th 2018 earlier in this report, however if for whatever reason they do ask.

For the week of your Bi-Weekly reporting period from Sunday August 19th to August 25th, 2018 did you work or earn wages?

Answer YES

You will indicate your worked hours for the week (example 40 hours to 64 hours), and report your gross earnings, that you received or will receive. This can be calculated by reporting the gross income on your Ford Motor Company pay stub for pay period 35 (week ending Sunday August 26th 2018)

Employer Information:

How many employers did you work for during this reporting period?

Answer 1 (Unless you worked for another employer separate from the Ford Motor Company)

Employer 1 Phone:

Answer with Ford Motor Company phone # (905) 845-2511

Stopped Working:

Have you stopped working for an employer during the period of this report?

Answer NO (unless you quit working for a second employer or the Ford Motor Company)

Confirmation Statement:

Will provide you with an opportunity to review your answers, make any necessary corrections, remind you of your rights and responsibilities, then allow you to submit your report and confirm it was received.

About Your Next Report:

After completing your Bi-weekly report which includes the week of Sunday August 13th to Saturday August 19th 2018 it will not be necessary to continue reporting as you will have returned to work and either established an Employment Insurance waiting period or received an Employment Insurance Benefit.

If you are laid-off again within the next 52 week period you can re-apply again by completing an Employment Insurance application online, to either re-start your claim or begin a new claim. Then Service Canada would once again send your PAC and allow you to report that specific period of unemployment through Bi-weekly reports.

Paul Ivey – Unifor Local 707 Benefit Representative August 16th 2018

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