Decision A0243.11

Case Number Claimant Judge Language Decision date
Decision A0243.11 Martin  Nadon  English 2013-01-24
Decision Appealed Appellant Corresponding Case
Judicial Review Dismissed  No Claimant  -

Issue: Sub-Issue 1: Sub-Issue 2: Sub-Issue 3:
parental benefits  maximum payable  twins 


On April 21, 2009, Mr. Martin’s (claimant) spouse gave birth to twin girls. The claimant’s spouse applied online for 35 weeks parental benefits. The claimant also submitted an online application for 35 weeks of parental benefits but requested that his claim be considered separately from his spouse, which had already been processed and accepted. The Commission denied the claimant’s application as his spouse had already been granted the maximum 35 weeks of parental benefits under the EIA. The claimant appealed the decision alleging that the EIA actually provided for 35 weeks of parental benefits to be paid to both parents in the event of twins. The FCA concluded that the EIA cannot be interpreted to allow each parent of twins to receive 35 weeks of parental benefits.

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