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I have to go on Employment Insurance (EI) because I am having surgery and was wondering if I still have to wait the 2 week waiting period they make you wait until you can receive benefits or do they waive that 2 week waiting period because I'm having surgery as the reason for going on EI?

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    phone 1-800-206-7218--push 0-- – Tim Jun 17 '10 at 15:56
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Irrespective of your condition, you have to wait 2 weeks. I guess you might have found this out by now :)

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There are cirumstances in which the 2-week period can be waived, but not many - see here: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/types/special.shtml#waiting

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