Monday, September 21, 2009

EI Benefits for Both Parents

The Employment Insurance Board of Referees has allowed both parents to collect 35 weeks of Employment Insurance (EI) because they had twins. Both parents are allowed full parental leaves. Employment Insurance benefits usually allow for a combined maximum of 35 weeks of EI benefits per pregnancy. The ruling by the Board of Referees is only applicable in this case. This case may assist with EI law reform efforts to allow 35 weeks of parental leave for each parent if there are twins or multiples born.