Ok heres my rant... so Ive been on mat leave for 3 weeks now due to dr.s orders. I applied for E.I handed in all my important documentation and now have to wait yet another 4-6 weeks before any benefits kick in. Ok I know how E.I works .. there slow. HOWEVER; Im about to have a child, have no income at this point and if I collect any Ontario Works to oh I dont know survive I have to pay all of it back once my E.I comes in.
How is this fair? I still have to pay rent, insurance, basic living needs such as a phone oh and I might want to eat too. So either I am completely broke now or when the baby comes???
I guess I should have not worked and just been on welfare from the begining because they told me they would have given me extra money for things such as a crib, car seat, stroller and baby clothes. How does this make sense?