17. In the event of the death of a parent, whether the latter is eligible or not under this plan, the weeks of maternity or paternity benefits and the weeks of exclusive parental or adoption benefits that have not been paid as at the date of his or her death shall be added to the number of weeks of shareable parental or adoption benefits of the surviving parent.
The shareable parental benefits payable to the surviving parent from the death are calculated on the basis of the greater of the average weekly earnings of the surviving parent and the average weekly earnings of the deceased parent.
The same applies to the calculation of the shareable adoption benefits and of the welcome and support benefits relating to an adoption payable from the death of one of the adoptive parents.
The provisions of the first and second paragraphs also apply when the death of the father occurs 300 days or less before the birth of the child.
2001, c. 9, s. 17; 2020, c. 23, s. 12112020, c. 23, s. 12122020, c. 23, s. 1213.
Regarding welcome and support benefits relating to an adoption: effect on 1 December 2020.