Resatisfaction of the employment requirement

We will recalculate your earnings-related allowance when you satisfy the 26-week employment requirement even if you have not yet used up your current maximum earnings-related allowance period. The calculation takes into account your wages for the calendar weeks that count towards the employment requirement. Your personal liability period will also reset. However, we will not recalculate your earnings-related allowance if
  • the amount of your allowance was calculated when you last satisfied the employment requirement, and
  • your new maximum period would begin within one year of the start of your previous maximum period.
If you resatisfy the employment requirement while engaged in independent study or labour market training, we will not recalculate the amount of your earnings-related allowance in the middle of your studies or training.  

80% protection rule

If you have not yet used up your current maximum earnings-related allowance period when you resatisfy the employment requirement, your new earnings-related allowance will be at least 80% of your previous allowance.  

Recalculation of earnings-related allowances of persons aged 58 years and above

If you satisfy the employment requirement after your 58th birthday, we will not recalculate your allowance unless your new allowance is higher. This rule only applies if
  • you resatisfy the employment requirement,
  • you are at least 58 years old when you satisfy the employment requirement, and
  • you have previously been paid an earnings-related allowance for at least one day.
We will not recalculate your allowance, however, if it has been less than one year since the start of your previous earnings-related allowance period.  

Persons subject to the employment obligation

Persons aged 57 years and above

We will not recalculate the wage on which your earnings-related allowance is based if you satisfy the employment requirement through work provided under the employment obligation.  

Persons aged 60 years and above

We will not recalculate the wage on which your earnings-related allowance is based if you satisfy the employment requirement at least partially through services that promote employment. You can get more information about the employment obligation from the TE Office.

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