Post # 1
I am about to be 6 weeks pregnant and am already thinking about baby #2. lol. I don’t want my kids to be too far apart in age but I want to qualify for maternity leave when I have baby #2. I am planning to take the 12-month mat leave (this is Canada). When I return to my job, how long do I have to work to qualify for my full mat leave benefits?
Post # 2
not sure about Canada but in the UK mat pay is based on length of service including time off on maternity leave. So there is no requirement to be back any amount of time before qualifying for any mat pay (as long as it’s the same employer)
i took 14 months with my son and was pregnant 2 months after going back to work.
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Post # 4
I think you have to work 600 hours to be able to get EI again.
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Post # 6
You need 600 hours. I ended up pregnant again when my first child was about 10 month old. Definitely had my work cut out for me trying to make sure I had enough hours for mat leave. Also make sure that you put enough aside for income tax as the government doesn’t take enough off. Imagine having to pay almost $2000 for income tax and you were just on mat leave.
Post # 7
600 hours. And yes to the comment about taxes. Though when I called about my maternity leave application, I mentioned taking off more taxes and the girl said it was complicated and to leave it as is 🙄. I was too tired and stressed with a newborn but it came back to bite me later!
Post # 8
cupcake8927 : wow that’s so crazy because I just called and asked them to take more off and they did it no problem.