Should I report the receipt of my WEPP payment to Employment Insurance (EI)?
A WEPP applicant who is or has been in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits is required to report any wages, disbursements of a travelling salesperson, vacation pay, termination pay and severance pay that they receive from WEPP as these monies are considered earnings under Employment Insurance Regulation 35.
You can report the receipt of your WEPP payment on your (EI) report using the Telephone Reporting Service or Internet Reporting Service for EI. Employment Insurance agents will contact you if they require further information.
In some instances, receipt of WEPP can result in an EI overpayment. Should you receive notice of an overpayment, it is important to pay back any amounts owed immediately in order to prevent interest from accruing.
If you are advised that you have received a higher WEPP payment than what you are entitled to (WEPP overpayment), it is important that you repay any amounts owed immediately in order to prevent interest from accruing. Interest accrued on WEPP overpayments cannot be waived. Once you have paid any WEPP overpayment, you should advise EI of the new WEPP amount you were entitled to so that they can recalculate your EI entitlement.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your Employment Insurance claim, please contact Service Canada Employment Insurance at 1-800-206-7218 or you may visit your nearest Service Canada Centre.
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