My wife was on maternity/parental leave and was claiming EI. She was laid off before returning to work. EI says due to her combination of severance pay and total weeks of EI, she is unable to extend or continue her claim? Seems kind of unfair, as if she had returned to work for even a few months after her maternity leave was over, she would be eligible for a new claim (if she had met the 600 hours rule). Is this accurate for how EI works? I would have thought parents have more protection in this case.