As of October 1, 2016, the BC government ended the clawback of Employment Insurance child-related benefits like maternity and disability benefits.
This follows a human rights complaint by the Community Legal Assistance Society as well as advocacy by First Call and our coalition members West Coast LEAF, the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition and more.
This is great news for the many families and children (like this family) affected by this policy change.
Chilliwack Progress: Ending clawbacks for B.C. families welcomed in Chilliwack
Times Colonist: B.C. scraps benefits clawback that sparked rights battle
Vancouver Sun: B.C. government set to eliminate maternity clawback