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Employment Insurance Act

Version of section 42 from 2010-07-12 to 2012-06-28:

Marginal note:Benefits not assignable

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), benefits are not capable of being assigned, charged, attached, anticipated or given as security and any transaction appearing to do so is void.

  • Marginal note:Exception — recovery of amounts payable

    (2) Any amounts payable under this Act by any person and required to be credited to the Employment Insurance Operating Account may be recovered out of any benefits payable to that person, without affecting any other mode of recovery.

  • Marginal note:Exception — payment to other governments

    (3) If the Government of Canada, a provincial or municipal government or any other prescribed authority pays a person an advance or assistance or a welfare payment for a week that would not be paid if unemployment benefits were paid for that week, and unemployment benefits subsequently become payable to that person for that week, the Commission may, subject to the regulations, deduct from those or any subsequent benefits and pay to the government or the prescribed authority an amount equal to the amount of the advance, assistance or welfare payment paid, if the person had, on or before receiving the advance, assistance or welfare payment, consented in writing to the deduction and payment by the Commission.

  • 1996, c. 23, s. 42
  • 2001, c. 4, s. 74(F)
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 2194

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