152.02 (1) This Part applies in respect of every self-employed person who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act who has entered into an agreement with the Commission regarding the application of this Part.
Marginal note:Term of agreement
(2) Subject to subsections (4) to (7), the agreements are of indefinite duration.
Marginal note:Power of Commission
(3) The Commission may fix the form and the conditions of the agreements.
Marginal note:Termination of agreement
(4) An agreement is deemed to be terminated if any of the circumstances set out in the regulations exist. It may also be terminated, by notice given to the Commission in the prescribed form and manner, by the individual who entered into it if the notice is given before any benefits are paid to the individual under this Part or, if benefits have been paid under this Part, if any of the prescribed circumstances exist. It may not be terminated in any other manner or at any other time.
Marginal note:Date of termination
(5) If an agreement is deemed to be terminated as a result of circumstances set out in the regulations, the agreement is deemed to be terminated on the prescribed date.
Marginal note:Date of termination
(6) If notice is given to terminate an agreement in accordance with subsection (4), the agreement is terminated on December 31 of the year in which the notice is given unless
(a) a benefit period is established under this Part for the individual during the period that begins on the date the notice was given and that ends on December 31 of that year, in which case the notice is deemed never to have been given; or
(b) the individual withdraws the notice in the prescribed manner before December 31 of the year in which the notice was given.
(7) Despite subsection (6), if the notice is given within 60 days after the agreement was entered into, the agreement is deemed never to have been entered into.
- 2009, c. 33, s. 16.
Marginal note:Illness, injury or quarantine
152.03 (1) Subject to this Part, a self-employed person who ceases to work as a self-employed person because of a prescribed illness, injury or quarantine and who would be otherwise working, is entitled to receive benefits while unable to work as a self-employed person for that reason.
(1.1) A self-employed person to whom benefits are payable under section 152.05 is entitled to benefits under subsection (1) even though the person did not cease to work as a self-employed person because of a prescribed illness, injury or quarantine and would not be working even without the illness, injury or quarantine.
(2) If benefits are payable to a self-employed person as a result of illness, injury or quarantine and any allowances, money or other benefits are payable to the person for that illness, injury or quarantine under a provincial law, the benefits payable to the person under this Part shall be reduced or eliminated as prescribed.
(3) If benefits are payable under this section to a self-employed person who receives earnings for a period in a week of unemployment during which the person is incapable of working as a self-employed person because of illness, injury or quarantine, subsection 152.18(2) does not apply and, subject to subsection 152.18(3), all those earnings shall be deducted from the benefits payable for that week.
(4) A self-employed person, other than one referred to in subsection (1.1), is not entitled to benefits under subsection (1) if, were it not for the prescribed illness, injury or quarantine, the self-employed person would be deemed, in accordance with the regulations, to be not working.
- 2009, c. 33, s. 16;
- 2012, c. 27, s. 21.
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