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Canada - Does anyone know...

PostPosted: Jan 27, 2008 11:37 pm
by sure_lee
If going on STD affects the amount of mat leave pay that you are entitled to.

I am pretty sure that I will need to go on STD because my sick time at work is running out but I don't want to if it will affect the amount that I will get because it's bad enough that I already take a HUGE pay cut while on EI.

I know that my best bet would be to call them and find out but I was just curious if any of you guys had any info?


PostPosted: Jan 28, 2008 2:19 am
by Cin
If it is your work STD, it shouldn't.

If it is EI's, there are new rules about that saying it shouldn't either.

PostPosted: Jan 28, 2008 11:09 pm
by sure_lee
Thanks :)

It would be through my work and I didn't think that it would make a difference but I hate it when I hear people say that it is based on the last 26 weeks worked.

I have decided to try going back to work on modified duties and half shifts and see how it goes. Then if I really need to, I will go the STD route.

Thanks again

PostPosted: Mar 10, 2008 11:39 pm
by bibliojo
Did you go back to work? How did it go?

PostPosted: Mar 12, 2008 12:49 am
by sure_lee
I did go back to work on half shifts to increase as tolerated on Jan 29th...unfortunately, I couldn't even tolerate 1 hour let alone 4 so my OB took me off for the remainder of my pregnancy.
Thank goodness because I really don't know what I would have done, there is no way I could have done my job with this HG being much worse than with my first.

The bad news, I found out that my sick leave time at work is up in April and that I have to go on EI sick leave.
The good news, that I did find out, is that being off and on EI sick will not affect my mat leave pay :)
They will calculate my EI sick leave based on the last 26 weeks and I will get the same amount for my mat leave.

Thank you all!