EI or employment insurance is a federal initiative meant for people who are out of work and currently looking for work but need temporary financial assistance. EI benefits are committed to providing people with 55% of their average income for a period of 14-45 weeks up to a maximum of $47,700; an updated as of January 1, 2013. However, if you’re a low income family your benefit rate might be higher. There are a few different circumstances that people can have which qualify them for EI. It typically takes an hour to complete an EI application online and you will need your standard personal information, your work history, and your banking information which is needed for direct deposit purposes.
Almost 700,000 Canadians collected employment insurance in 2010 according to stats Canada. Take a moment to consider how many of those Canadians are collecting because they have been injured at work. When you are hurt at work and have to deal with WCB Alberta the last thing you want is to jump through hoops or feel lost in the process.
Here are 5 ways to make your WBC application process easier: