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I got off like 17 weeks ago and was provide severance

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I got laid off like 17 weeks ago and was provide severance package stat 18.25 weeks and do I wait until my package is over
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can please help me with finding out my eligibility for EI and didn't know I had to apply four weeks after I lost my job
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

You are required to apply for EI within 4 weeks of losing your job or you may not be able to get any EI.

If you are denied EI you can appeal this but you will not likely win unfortunately as the law is very clear in this area.

I am sorry to have to provide this answer and suggest you call EI at once and explain the mistake and hope someone in authority shows compassion.

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