FISH HARVESTER BENEFIT UPDATE | FFAW-Unifor | Fish Food & Allied Workers Union


August 19, 2021 – For harvesters who have received an overpayment letter containing an appeal deadline that is prior to September 15th, 2021, DFO has extended the appeal deadline to September 15th, 2021.

This revision to the initial appeal deadline is intended to address delays in the issuance of overpayment letters, and afford harvesters time needed to determine whether they wish to appeal a decision, and if so, to notify Service Canada.

To be clear, the earliest appeal deadline for overpayment appeals is September 15th, 2021.

Harvesters are advised to contact Service Canada’s call center to file an appeal, and/or receive answers to questions about their application. Service Canada’s call center number is 1-833-674-8283 (TTY: 1-800-465-7735).

The full communication from DFO can be accessed HERE.

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