April 25, 2017
Employment Insurance (“EI”) Overpayments – Some former Danier employees who received EI benefits may have received two documents from Service Canada which give notice of an “overpayment” from EI. These documents include a letter detailing the overpayment (the “Letter”) and a “Notice of Debt”. For most employees, this “overpayment” occurred as a result of the upcoming payment from Danier’s estate for amounts owed to them for severance.
The letter from Service Canada explains that “the amount [to be] paid by the trustee will be used, entirely or partly, to repay the EI benefits that you were overpaid”. Provided that the amount payable by the estate of Danier, as identified in the letter is greater than the amount of the overpayment, Koskie Minsky expects that your repayment to Service Canada will be handled by the trustee and you do not need to take any active steps.
Koskie Minsky has limited ability to assist you with EI issues, and we recommend that you contact Service Canada at 1-800-206-7218 with any questions.