The AOB form is not intended to cover the two week Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period which is determined by Social Development Canada. Depending on their income and the criteria indicated in this policy, applicants may be entitled to assistance during this period. In order to determine eligibility, verification should be made of:
- the date and amounts of the final pay; and
- the time period covered by this pay (with employer or from the layoff slip), and
- the dates of the EI waiting period
To calculate monthly EI benefit rates, multiply the gross weekly EI rate by 4.3.
All applicants, clients, and dependents who are eligible to receive EI benefits at a monthly rate higher than the applicable assistance rate, are required to complete the AOB form.
All applicants, clients, and dependents who are eligible to receive EI benefits at a monthly rate lower than the applicable assistance rate, have no need to complete the AOB form, as there will be no reimbursement to SD.
Social Development Canada will reimburse SD at a rate determined by the Minimum Living Allowance (MLA) which the case manager indicates on the AOB. This amount (MLA) is the basic household rate of assistance which the household would be entitled to if not awaiting EI divided by 4.3.