COVID-19: Applying for Employment Insurance, other emergency supports

The government of Canada has made updates to Employment Insurance (E.I.) and has made other emergency benefits available due to the COVID-19 crisis. Here is a guide to help understand which benefits you qualify for: COVID-19 Benefits Guide and Employment Standards.

Here are application links with more information from the Government of Canada on each of the benefits: 

E.I. Regular Benefits
Apply for benefits if you have lost your job through no fault of your own. 

E.I. Sickness Benefit
Apply if you are unable to work due to illness, injury or quarantine.

Emergency Care Benefit
Available in April 2020.

Emergency Support Benefit
Available in April 2020.

If you have questions about applying for Employment Insurance or emergency benefits, please contact Riley from the York South-Weston Tenant Union at rileeypeterson@gmail.com.

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