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If I am on regular EI can I still qualify for the BC Emergency Benefit for Workers?

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30, 06-2020

Unless you lost your job on or after March 1st, 2020, unfortunately, no. The qualifications listed on the website say that you must be approved for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit to be eligible for this particular benefit. This means that persons must have stopped working because of reasons related to COVID-19 or became eligible for Employment Insurance regular or sickness benefits or have exhausted their Employment Insurance regular or fishing benefits between December 29, 2019 and October 3, 2020.

If you became eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) regular or sickness benefits due to COVID-19 Coronavirus on or after March 15, 2020, your EI claim may have been automatically processed through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, allowing you to qualify for the BCEB. If you’re not sure, you can confirm by calling Service Canada at 1-833-699-0299.

For more information on other eligibility requirements go HERE.

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