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Desperately needing help please sometime

I wad laid off from my job Nov 1. As of yet I still haven’t received anything from ei. Even after talking to them I still have no answers. I am I desperate need of food, toliet paper, I have no gas to get to interviews. Phrase is someone able to help me in some small way??

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  1. Go to alberta works office. Apply for emergency benefits. Food Bank can also provide toilet paper. You can get a low income bus pass for $35 a month to get around.

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  2. Make sure even though your not getting money to report every month!! Hubby got screwed that way never received money so didnt report as he thought when he started getting ei he had to report..nope then they turned around denied him ei payments from when he was laid off till the time they denied him. Which was over 5 months.

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  3. call 211. They will be able to tell you of many emergency services and programs available.

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  4. Apply for Alberta works and if in arrears w utilities or rent they maybe able to assist.

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  5. Tammy Calvin Tammy Calvin says:

    Go see your MP they can help get your claim moved forward.

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    • t will be at least six weeks from your last date of employment before they can even process your EI claim. Then it will take 2-4 weeks before you receive a first payment. It hasn’t even been processed yet as you have not reached the end of the 6 week period yet. When I got EI it was just over two months from my last day of employment until I received my first (partial) cheque. This is due to the fact that your last cheque is supposed to cover at least a month of expenses then you need to be out of work for one pay period (two weeks) past that in order to qualify.

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    • Uhhh why is your reply the same as the other reply??? Different names exact same reply.

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  6. Pm me. I will help you.

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  7. It will be at least six weeks from your last date of employment before they can even process your EI claim. Then it will take 2-4 weeks before you receive a first payment. It hasn’t even been processed yet as you have not reached the end of the 6 week period yet. When I got EI it was just over two months from my last day of employment until I received my first (partial) cheque. This is due to the fact that your last cheque is supposed to cover at least a month of expenses then you need to be out of work for one pay period (two weeks) past that in order to qualify.

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  8. Maja Black Maja Black says:

    Social services, food bank will both help. Bus is $3.25 a trip, cheaper than gas and parking

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  9. i believe the bissel center gives out bus ticket strips

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  10. Just checked Kijiji…4662 job listings in Edmonton, how bad do you need toilet paper and food?

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    • Well that was freaking unhelpful…..if you have nothing helpful to say…just butt out

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    • The dude clearly still has internet, so why doesn’t he cut that and buy food and toilet paper instead? Priorities that’s why. Virginia feel to give the bum all your money though.

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    • You are ignorant. How do you know he isn’t using someone else’s. If you can’t help don’t say shit.

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    • Brandon Whynott have you considered that the internet may just be a temporary in good standing? And then what? Walk to the library to connect? or maybe he/she only has Data plan on a phone? Should they give up the phone too? Not everybody is out to get a handout, some are genuinely looking for a lift out of a dark place and it only takes a little compassion to see that despite all the people who use others for convenience maybe this somebody is trying very hard not to let anything get any worse but afraid to ask openly because they will be beat down by people who see those asking for help as nothing but worthless moochers?

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    • Ulani Storm Ulani Storm says:

      Cause it’s so simple to just get a job when he probably doesn’t have the skill/experience for over half of those jobs and the other half will take a long ass time deciding if they want them or not. Not to mention did you not read the part about no gas for interviews? How’s he going to apply for said jobs if he can’t even show up? We’re looking for an immediate solution to this problem not one that takes weeks .

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    • Ulani Storm Ulani Storm says:

      Cause it’s so simple to just get a job when he probably doesn’t have the skill/experience for over half of those jobs and the other half will take a long ass time deciding if they want them or not. Not to mention did you not read the part about no gas for interviews? How’s he going to apply for said jobs if he can’t even show up? We’re looking for an immediate solution to this problem not one that takes weeks .

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    • I guess his legs don’t work either? There’s work if you want to work.

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    • You got a job for him ? …..

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    • No, I don’t hire losers. McDonald’s does though, I’m sure OP can find one of those within walking distance of his residence.

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    • Shit, I must have missed the part of the post where the poster identifies themself as a loser…. If this person walks into a McDonald’s today and gets hired on the spot they still need to put in hours before they get a friggin cheque to buy anything or is that not how things work in your utopian society?…….

      This person was laid off, and we all know good and damn well that EI goes on with some serious time delay bullshit when you apply.

      Here’s to hoping that your experience with unexpected hardship is not too far away. Have some fucking compassion or keep your trap shut clearly you’re here for likes and not to contribute anything constructive.

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  11. I feel your pain…..after working full time for 35 plus years an NEVER once applied for EI

    So after I got laid off I applied for EI……an was told I don’t qualify….

    EI is a scam that the government set in place to pick more out of your pockets.

    I feel for you an wish these situations never happened

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  12. Donna Grant Donna Grant says:

    phone the Salvation Army – they have emergency supplies and sustainable help…you will need to register at the food bank – please call 780-425-2133 for an appointment

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  13. Had your employer submitted your record of employment? That can often hold up the process

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  14. Donna Grant Donna Grant says:

    Ride Transit Program can be applied for at any rec centre. You need to enroll in the Ride Transit Program and then it is $35 a month…the Salvation Army also has emergency ride tickets.

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  15. My granddaughter had problems as well EI as – took her 3 months to get. She used up all her savings and finally had to go to welfare for help. 3 weeks after she got welfare she finally got her EI – with back pay. She also got back her rental supplement which also got screwed up when she reported some changes to her file. That also finally got that straightened up and she received back pay for that as well.

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  16. Wendy Peers Wendy Peers says:

    I suggest that you register with organizations like Christmas Wish so that you can get a hamper for Christmas.

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  17. I applied November 30 and I have already been approved. (Short term layoff, I haven’t used ei in 9 years) . You must look into it, call and see what the delay is. There is only 1 week that they hold back so you should be receiving a lot of back pay. Wish you luck

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  18. Pm me and i will see what i can do to help you.

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  19. Amanda Hammermeister or Crystal George-Navas ? Anything you guys can help with from your pay it forward group?

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  20. Mj Mank Mj Mank says:

    Alberta works should be able to help out til u get ei

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  21. Mj Mank Mj Mank says:

    Call the today centre or 211

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  22. Jessy Turner Jessy Turner says:

    Check your my Service Canada account to see what’s going on. Within that account it’ll tell you the steps and where your claim is at. Besides this and everything else everybody posted, I’m too broke to even help myself.

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  23. Tanita Faye Tanita Faye says:

    PM me… I may be able to help even if it’s just 5 or 10 bucks. I don’t mind helping someone who is at a bump in a road as opposed to the welfare bums who post online for their monthly handout… you on the other hand are unemployed and trying. I’m not in the best situation but… I should be able to etransfer you a small amount = )

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    • Tanita Faye Tanita Faye says:

      As in… the people who can work but choose not to. So they live off social assistance/welfare for years on end. Those ones.

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    • Tanita Faye Tanita Faye says:

      Yeah the system isn’t fair.. I get that. Having to work for a living rather than living off the land per say…. yeah it sucks but it’s life as we know it. I could sit around on income support and excuses every day too but instead I choose to get up everyday and work hard for my living. It’s not ideal, I know, but that’s life. When I say welfare bums I literally mean people who choose that. Not people who might hit a bump in the road or can’t work due to mental or physical issues that is completely different.

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  24. It took me 6 weeks to receive EI this past spring. Should get it soon if you applied for it right after you got laid off

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  25. Brandy Wells Brandy Wells says:

    I’ll help I have a bit of extra PM me

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  26. If you were laid off and got any severance you won’t get anything for a while. They take your average pay and then apply the severance towards that…example you make 1000 per week you get a severance of 5000 that 5000 will go towards the 1000 per week…5 weeks…plus then there is the grace period of 2 to 4 weeks then you will get ei

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  27. Pm me we have openings

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  28. Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

    Alberta works talk to them about the barriers to full employment…. or something along those lines.

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  29. Kristy Hedin Kristy Hedin says:

    Im in the op’s shoes .. makes for a empty stomach quick

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  30. 6-8 wks is usually how long it takes…. depending on your last pay etc……

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  31. Jo Sandra Jo Sandra says:

    It has changed now it is no longer a 2 week no pay period it is only 1 week I was told this in person at Service Canada. There is no such thing as a 6 week processing period. They process them as soon as they can provided they have no missing information such as an ROE. After trying to call them repeatedly and getting massive anxiety I went into a Service Canada location in person and was helped within minutes.

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  32. I applied for my maternity EI on nov 6 and still haven’t received anything either.

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  33. WOW…Why so long? That is crazy. My bf was laid off Oct 27 and only waited 2 weeks

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