PART VIII.1ALTERNATE ACCESS TO SPECIAL BENEFITS
153.1 (1) Despite anything in this Act, the Commission shall, with the approval of the Governor in Council, make any regulations it considers necessary respecting the establishment and operation of a scheme to ensure that special benefits are provided to insured persons who have at least 600 hours of insurable employment in their qualifying period but who do not qualify to receive benefits under section 7, including regulations
(a) for establishing requirements to qualify to receive the benefits, the duration of entitlement to the benefits, benefit rates, disentitlement and disqualification from receiving the benefits and benefit repayment requirements; and
(b) varying the application of any other provision of this Act in relation to persons who have made claims under this Part and who subsequently make claims under Part I or VIII.
Marginal note:Scheme may be different
(2) The scheme established by the regulations may, with respect to any matter, be different from the provisions of this Act relating to that matter.
(3) The scheme established by the regulations may not provide special benefits to persons who are subject to an increase under section 7.1 in the number of hours of insurable employment required to qualify for benefits.
- 1996, c. 23, s. 153.1;
- 2000, c. 14, s. 6.
PART VIII.2REGULATIONS — PROVINCIAL PLANS
153.2 (1) Despite any other provisions of this Act, if the Government of Canada has entered into an agreement with a province in respect of a provincial law that has the effect of reducing or eliminating special benefits, or benefits under Part VII.1, payable as described in subsection 69(2), the Commission may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, for the purposes of implementing the agreement and taking into account the application or effect of the provincial law, make any regulations that it considers necessary, including regulations
(a) respecting the manner in which and the extent to which any provision of this Act or the regulations applies; and
(b) adapting any provision of this Act or the regulations.
(2) The regulations may provide for
(a) the making of any financial adjustments and for the crediting or charging of the amount of any of those adjustments to the Employment Insurance Operating Account, including
(i) refunds of overpayments with respect to employees’ premiums and premiums under Part VII.1,
(ii) adjustment payments between the province and the Government of Canada with respect to premiums, and
(iii) reimbursement by the province of benefits paid by the Government of Canada in accordance with any administrative agreement between the province and the Government of Canada;
(b) the exchange of any information obtained under the provincial law or this Act; and
(c) the administration of benefits payable under this Act to persons employed or residing in the province or who have made a claim under the provincial law — or to self-employed persons, within the meaning of subsection 152.01(1), who work or reside in the province or who have made a claim under the provincial law — and the increase or decrease in the amount of benefits payable and in the number of weeks for which benefits may be paid under this Act to and in respect of those persons.
- 2005, c. 30, s. 131;
- 2009, c. 33, s. 17;
- 2010, c. 12, s. 2189.
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