What happens if you lie about EI?

Depending on the circumstances, if you knowingly make false or misleading statements, you will likely be fined. The amount of the fine varies, but you may have to pay up to 150% of any overpayment you received, or three times your benefit rate for every false statement, whichever amount is lower.

How do I report EI fraud in Canada?

By phone

  1. 1-866-602-9448 (for allegations of abuse or misuse of the TFWP)
  2. 1-800-206-7218 (for allegations of fraud related to EI)
  3. 1-866-274-6627 (for allegations of fraud related to a SIN)
  4. 1-800-277-9914 [for allegations of fraud related to the CPP or Old Age Security (OAS)]

What happens if you collect EI while working?

How working affects your claim. If you earn money while receiving EI benefits, you can keep 50 cents of your benefits for every dollar you earn, up to 90% of your previous weekly earnings (roughly 4 and a half days of work). Above this cap, your EI benefits are deducted dollar-for-dollar.

Can EI check your bank account?

EI reform uproar The document suggests investigators check addresses, bank accounts, medical documents and even the physical appearance of claimants.

What happens when EI overpays?

If you reported the employee’s overpayment on the T4 slip, you can ask us for a refund by filling out Form PD24, Application for a Refund of Over deducted CPP Contributions or EI Premiums. Make your request no later than three years from the end of the year in which the overpayment occurred.

How long does EI investigation take?

Investigations are conducted as informally and quickly as possible and in respect of procedural fairness and privacy requirements. While each investigation is unique, the Public Service Commission strives to complete its cases at the investigation phase within 175 calendar days.

Can you go to jail for benefit fraud?

Sentencing for benefit fraud depends on the type of benefit fraud and the seriousness of the offence: for a serious incidence of conspiracy to defraud, the maximum sentence is 10 years’ custody.

What happens if I don’t report my EI?

You have 3 weeks from that date to complete the next report. If you work or earn money, you must indicate it on your report. If you don’t inform Service Canada, you risk being overpaid and having to repay benefits.

What money do I have to report to EI?

You are responsible for reporting all monies received You are responsible for reporting: any income paid or payable to you. any benefits, cash or other, received, or. income that you earn from any self-employment activities.

Is ei fraud a criminal offence in Canada?

EI fraud is a serious offence that can result in prosecution. All parties involved can be prosecuted—including EI claimants, employers, and third parties. Prosecutions take place under either the Employment Insurance Act or the Criminal Code of Canada, as determined by Employment and Social Development Canada. Protecting the EI program

How big is the EI fraud problem?

Employment Insurance fraud has hit a five-year high — a sign for federal officials that efforts to root out wrongful payments are working. EI spending between April 2017 and March 2018 topped $19.7 billion. The fraudulent claims accounted for less than one per cent of total spending. (CBC)

What is the EI fraud awareness campaign?

The campaign raises awareness on various resources to: Know how to protect your personal information from unauthorized and misleading communications. Fraud affects everyone and compromises the effectiveness of one of Canada’s strongest social programs, EI. Find out what you should know about the consequences of EI fraud.

How do I report a fraudulent ei claim?

To provide details of reporting mistakes or fraudulent activity related to EI claims, or for more information, please call our toll-free EI Telephone Information Service at 1-800-206-7218 (TTY: 1-800-529-3742 ), from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to speak to a representative.