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Employment insurance ("EI") and income assistance are two of the pillars of Canada's social safety net. Persons engaged in insurable employment can obtain EI benefits for a limited time if they become unemployed and meet all other eligibility requirements. They may also obtain income assistance once their eligibility for EI has expired, as may those who were not eligible for EI in the first place.
Halsbury's Social Assistance title provides a succinct overview of the general principles that apply to the federal employment insurance regime, and the unique income assistance programs that exist in each province and territory. This title refers to all of the pertinent legislation and case law regarding offences, appeals and eligibility for unemployment benefits, disability benefits, and employment and income support. Topics covered in this essential reference include:
Jay Brecher, B.A., LL.B., is a Legal Researcher and Writer for LexisNexis Canada, and Law and Content Editor for Halsbury’s® Laws of Canada. He is the Author of the Halsbury’s Athletics, Hunting and Fishing and Media and Postal Communications titles, Co-Author of Halsbury’s Judges and Courts (with Lorne Sossin and Philip Bryden) and Civil Procedure (with Linda Abrams and Kevin McGuinness), and has served as a Contributing Editor for numerous other Halsbury’s titles, including Administrative Law, Employment and Torts. Keenly interested in social justice issues, for over a decade he has been actively involved as a coordinator and fundraiser for Lawyers Feed the Hungry, a meal program administered by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has also organized numerous volunteer groups to raise money for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
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