Marginal note:Benefits are not earnings
26. For the purposes of this Part, Part IV, the Income Tax Act and the Canada Pension Plan, benefits paid to a claimant while employed under employment benefits, or under similar benefits that are the subject of an agreement under section 63, are not earnings from employment.
- 1996, c. 23, s. 26;
- 1997, c. 26, s. 89.
Disqualification and Disentitlement
Marginal note:Disqualification — general
27. (1) A claimant is disqualified from receiving benefits under this Part if, without good cause since the interruption of earnings giving rise to the claim, the claimant
(a) has not applied for a suitable employment that is vacant after becoming aware that it is vacant or becoming vacant, or has failed to accept the employment after it has been offered to the claimant;
(b) has not taken advantage of an opportunity for suitable employment;
(c) has not carried out a written direction given to the claimant by the Commission with a view to assisting the claimant to find suitable employment, if the direction was reasonable having regard both to the claimant’s circumstances and to the usual means of obtaining that employment; or
(d) has not attended an interview that the Commission has directed the claimant to attend to enable the Commission or another appropriate agency
(i) to provide information and instruction to help the claimant find employment, or
(ii) to identify whether the claimant might be assisted by job training or other employment assistance.
Marginal note:Termination of referral
(1.1) A claimant is disqualified from receiving benefits under this Part if
(a) the Commission or an authority that the Commission designates has, with the agreement of the claimant, referred the claimant to a course or program of instruction or training or to any other employment activity for which assistance has been provided under employment benefits; and
(b) the Commission has terminated the referral because
(i) without good cause, the claimant has not attended or participated in the course, program or employment activity and, in the opinion of the Commission, it is unlikely that the claimant will successfully complete the course, program or employment activity,
(ii) without good cause, the claimant has withdrawn from the course, program or employment activity, or
(iii) the organization providing the course, program or employment activity has expelled the claimant.
Marginal note:Employment not suitable
(2) For the purposes of this section, employment is not suitable employment for a claimant if it arises in consequence of a stoppage of work attributable to a labour dispute.
(3) [Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 605]
- 1996, c. 23, s. 27;
- 2001, c. 34, s. 41(E);
- 2012, c. 19, s. 605.
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