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6. If both parents are insured under Employment Insurance a, can they apply for parental leave allowances simultaneously?

With effect from January 18, 2022, both parents can claim parental leave allowance at the same time if they are both insured of employment insurance. However, the effect of the amendment shall not be retroactive. If the "Starting Date" of the period for the parental leave allowance is earlier than January 18, 2022 and the parents are raising only one child below 3 years of age, they shall still claim the benefit in turn and are not allowed to claim simultaneously. For parents raising two or more children below 3 years of age, an exception will be granted and they will be entitled to claim parental leave allowance at the same time and against different children.

Last Update:2022-02-16