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Medical EI

How does medical EI work?

Is the maximum weekly payment the same as regular EI – $543 less taxes?

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  1. Medical leave IE has a max of 15 weeks they will pay you out. The payment is based on your average income for the past certain amount of weeks, you have to fill in a bunch of lines with your pay amounts and they calculate your amount.

    When I went on medical leave, I got $937 and change every two weeks for the full 15 weeks. You tend to get larger amounts because its split over a shorter amount of weeks than normal EI. Keep in mind, if you can go on regular EI it will last longer, after the 15 weeks (which you need a doctor to sign forms for, that costs $75 dollars on average to fill out) they boot you off and you are either shit out of luck, or have to go on CPP disability which is a huge hassle.

    Hope this helped

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  2. When I went on medical EI it was only to help pay the immediate bills. Come tax time the government asked me to pay a huge percentage of it back

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  3. I know from past experience it’s basically useless if you have a long term medical issue. I only got 15 weeks coverage when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, had surgery, and 17 chemo treatments spaced 3 weeks apart. ummm, do the math, that’s a year at least off work. plus recovery time cuz it takes a long time to flush that shitty poison from your system. I really couldn’t work for a year and a half, way longer than 15 weeks. almost went bankrupt.

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  4. plus you gotta jump thru their hoops to get it even when you are so sick you can’t even get out of bed for literally days.

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  5. I just got off medical ei. It was quick and painless.

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