23. The benefit period means the period within which benefits may be paid.
The benefit period shall begin the week in which the first benefit is payable to the person entitled thereto and end the week in which the last benefit is payable. It may not exceed the 78th week following the week of delivery or the week of the arrival of the child into the care of one of the parents for the purpose of the adoption, unless it is extended in accordance with the regulations of the Conseil de gestion.
The circumstances in which the benefit period may be extended or end shall be fixed in a regulation of the Conseil de gestion, but a benefit period may not, once extended, exceed 104 weeks.
2001, c. 9, s. 23; 2005, c. 13, s. 15; 2020, c. 23, s. 171.