Change from 2019 Effective January 1, 2020
The SUB Plan tops up the income of members who are receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits due to an illness or injury, shortage of work, attendance at a trade school or a maternity / parental leave.
How is the SUB Plan funded
The SUB Plan is funded through employer contributions. Employers contribute 20 cents for each hour earned and that you are paid (referred to as a SUB hour)
Eligibility for SUB Benefits
To qualify for benefits, you need to have earned at least 1,800 SUB hours during the previous 24 months. You must also be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits (or be completing the two week waiting period) AND
To re-qualify for subsequent SUB claims
A retired member who is already received (or who has received) retirement benefits from any UA sponsored pension plan, is NOT eligible for SUB benefits.
SUB Benefit Level
You will receive $175each week for up to a maximum of 10 weeks per calendar year. You cannot receive more then $1,750 in a calendar year.
Benefit payments will stop as soon as you return to work or stop receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. Payments will stop even if you have not yet reached the $1,750 maximum.
Making a Claim
You will need to print out you payment details from Service Canada that details the weeks of Employment Insurance benefits you were paid for. You must submit your EI statement within 90 of the date you receive your EI payment. Failure to do so will result in your SUB claim being denied.