Local 793's Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan
The Local 793 SUB Plan is a separate Trust Fund designed to provide Employment Insurance (EI) top-up benefits to members for a maximum of six weeks (in a calendar year).
The top-up benefit will be up to $250 per week, in addition to any EI benefits the member receives from Service Canada. The maximum SUB Plan top-up benefit is $1,500 per calendar year.
A registered SUB Plan with the federal government will ensure the top-up benefit of up to $250 per week does not reduce members’ EI benefits (no claw back) and the top-up benefit is not subject to EI contributions or CPP contributions.
NOTE: To receive benefits under the Local 793 SUB Plan, you need to file your claim with OEBAC WITHIN EIGHT WEEKS OF RECEIVING EI.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
A member will be eligible if:
Your employer(s) remits to the Local 793 SUB Plan; and
You have at least 700 hours remitted on your behalf; and
You are registered on a Local 793 out-of-work list; and
Union Dues and DA must be paid up to the current month/year
You are in receipt of EI benefits as a result of:
Temporary work stoppage; or
Training; Sickness or short-term disability; or
Maternity or parental leave
HOW DO I MAKE A CLAIM?
To receive benefits under the Local 793 SUB Plan, you need to file your claim with OEBAC WITHIN EIGHT WEEKS of receiving EI. You can do this on members’ section of the Union website at: iuoelocal793.org/members
Scroll down to “RELIEF GRANT AND SUB PLAN” and click “APPLY HERE”
You will need to provide evidence that you are receiving EI benefits
You will also need to provide the business number of your employer. This is typically found on your record of employment (ROE), but you may also request it from your employer.
HOW MUCH WILL I RECEIVE?
The Local 793 SUB Plan pays eligible members a maximum of $250 per week. You can receive benefits from our SUB Plan for a maximum of six weeks each calendar year.
REMINDER: You must have worked a minimum of 700 hours in the last 12 months prior to your claim to be eligible.
WHEN IS MY TOP-UP BENEFIT PAID?
Local 793 SUB Plan benefits are paid every week. Partial payments will be made for partial weeks.
SUB Plan benefits are not paid for the first week of each EI benefit claim period (i.e. waiting period).
NOTE: Local 793 SUB Plan benefits are paid in addition to your EI benefits. Your SUB Plan benefits will not affect the amount of your EI benefits.
IS THE TOP-UP BENEFIT TAXABLE?
SUB Plan benefits are taxable income. This means that you must declare any Local 793 SUB Plan benefits you receive as income. When filing your income tax return, be sure to attach the T4A slip you receive from the Local 793 SUB Plan.