"It is to recognize potential expenses for professional development, supplies or equipment or for other professional expenses. That's why they call it the PD lump sum. Your decision on how to use it."
So I literally have less than 2 weeks until I return to work but of course I am worried this affects my EI. I asked if the board will hold it back until I return from leave but they said Revenue Canada will not allow it? Although my union rep stated that it can't be held back until "next year" not until the end of the leave which is what I'm asking.
This is such a hassle and completely unfair. Here is money you are entitled to for the school year, but sorry, since you are on leave for 2 more weeks you aren't able to have it.
Do I have any hope here? I'm pretty upset.