Employment Insurance Act
Marginal note:Rate increase — family supplement
152.17 (1) The rate of weekly benefits of a self-employed person who has one or more dependent children shall be increased by the amount of a family supplement determined in accordance with the regulations if the person establishes, in the manner that the Commission may direct, that the person meets the prescribed low-income family eligibility criteria.
(2) The criteria for low-income family eligibility may include criteria that are the same as or similar to the criteria for receiving a child tax benefit.
Marginal note:Child tax benefit
(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), a child tax benefit is a deemed overpayment under subdivision a.1 of Division E of Part I of the Income Tax Act.
Marginal note:Maximum increase
(4) The amount of the increase in the self-employed person’s rate of weekly benefits shall not exceed the prescribed percentage of their amount of self-employed earnings for the year divided by 52 or, if no percentage is prescribed, 25%.
Marginal note:Maximum rate of weekly benefits
(5) The maximum rate of weekly benefits that may be paid under this section is 55% of the maximum yearly insurable earnings, as calculated under section 4, divided by 52.
- 2009, c. 33, s. 16
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