Why is my claim delayed?
Please visit our post Common Reason of a processing delay to find out what are the common reason your claim processing time is delayed.
Latest EI claim processing timeframe
Follow-up the status of your EI claim (a.k.a Callback)
A callback request is sent by call centre agent when EI claimant tries to follow-up the status of their delayed EI claim. You must allow up to 5 business days after the date your request was initiated, for someone from processing office to contact you back for an update. If it’s your second time following up after the 5 days timeframe, the wait time will shorten to 2 business days and down to 1 business day at the third try.
If you are suffering financial hardship and has your claim processed under Dire Need, your call back timeframe is 1 business day after the date your request was initiated.
First-time initial application:
You must wait for up to 28 calendar days from the date of application for a decision (assuming your ROE was submitted within the first week of your online application)
You must wait for up to 28 calendar days from the date of application for a decision (assuming your additional ROE was submitted within the first week of your online application)
Waiting for a decision to be made:
You must wait for up to 21 calendar days from the date of your request was made for a decision.
Please allow up to 2 business days + mailing time, to receive your answer.
Member of Parliament enquiries
If your request was sent through ministerial enquiries, you will receive your answer in approximately 1 business day.