A-29.011 - Act respecting parental insurance

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11. The number of weeks of adoption benefits to which adoptive parents may be entitled is
(1)  5 weeks of exclusive benefits for each adoptive parent or, in the case of an election pursuant to section 18, 3 weeks; and
(2)  32 weeks of shareable benefits or, in the case of an election pursuant to section 18, 25 weeks.
Payment may begin, at the earliest, the week of the child’s arrival into the care of one of the parents for the purpose of the adoption. It may not exceed the benefit period.
In the case of an adoption outside Québec, the benefit period may begin five weeks before the week of the child’s arrival into the care of one of the parents for the purpose of the adoption.
If the adoption outside Québec does not materialize, the adoption benefits paid during the weeks preceding the child’s expected arrival are not recoverable, up to the number of weeks provided for in the third paragraph.
2001, c. 9, s. 11; 2005, c. 13, s. 7; 2020, c. 232020, c. 23, s. 6.
11. The total number of weeks of adoption benefits to which the adoptive parents of a child may be entitled shall not exceed 37 or, in the case of an election pursuant to section 18, shall not exceed 28. Payment may begin, at the earliest, the week of the arrival of the child into the care of one of the parents for the purpose of the adoption or, in the case of an adoption outside Québec, two weeks before the week of the child’s arrival; this total number of weeks may not exceed the benefit period.
If the adoption outside Québec does not materialize, the benefits paid during the two weeks preceding the expected child’s arrival are not recoverable.
2001, c. 9, s. 11; 2005, c. 13, s. 7.
11. The total number of weeks of adoption benefits to which the adoptive parents of a child may be entitled shall not exceed 37 or, in the case of an election pursuant to section 18, shall not exceed 28. Payment may begin, at the earliest, the week of the arrival of the child into the care of one of the parents for the purpose of the adoption or, in the case of an adoption outside Québec, two weeks before the week of the child’s arrival; this total number of weeks may not exceed the benefit period.
If the adoption outside Québec does not materialize, the benefits paid during the two weeks preceding the expected child’s arrival are not recoverable.
2001, c. 9, s. 11; 2005, c. 13, s. 7.