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Step 2- how to complete an Internet Employment Insurance report-October 2018

How to complete an Internet Employment Insurance report

STEP 2

All those applying for Employment Insurance Benefits for the Layoff period of Sunday September 30th to Saturday, October 6th 2018 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 own Personal 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.

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. 

Outside Canada

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

Answer NO (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? 

Answer NO (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. 

Answer YES (if your report includes the week before the layoff of September 23rd to September 29th 2018 or the week after the layoff from October 7th to October 13th 2018).

Note: Anytime you have work wages or earnings in one of the weeks of your Bi-Weekly reporting period, you would answer YES. Later on in your report you will 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 October 7th to October 13th 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 October 8th 2018. Once you have completed this step you will not be required to complete a Biweekly report for any date beyond Monday October 8th 2018.

If the report includes weeks prior to the week of October 7th to October 13th 2018? Answer NO, as you will be reporting for periods prior to your return to work on October 8th, 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, October 1st through to Friday, October 5th, 2018, you were not willing and capable of work for 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, September 30th to Saturday, October 6th 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). 

Important Note: You will most likely not be requested to report from Sunday October 7th to Saturday, October 13th 2018, as you would have previously indicated you started a Full Time job on Monday October 8th 2018 earlier in this report, however if for whatever reason they do ask?

For the week of your Bi-Weekly reporting period from Sunday October 7th to October 13th, 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 42.

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 the layoff from Sunday September 30th to October 6th 2018 and the week you returned to work Sunday, October 7th to Saturday, October 13th 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 on layoff again within the next 52 week period from the start of your claim 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 Representation                                                                         October 12th, 2018

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