Please share your views and experience:
What are some advantages/disadvantages to a longer combined EI maternity/parental benefits and leave period (i.e., of up to 18 months, rather than 12 months)?
What are some advantages/disadvantages to taking EI parental benefits and leave periods in smaller blocks of time, over a longer period of up to 18 months (rather than over 12 months)? (For example, at the time of application, a parent indicates their plans to take a certain amount of leave, return to work temporarily, and then resume their parental leave.)
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