The major difference is that to submit your UIF adoption claim you need the adoption court order. Unfortunately it is not uncommon that you only receive the court order many months after your maternity leave is over. The good news is that we can submit your UIF adoption claim up to 6 months after the court order was issued - regardless when you were on maternity leave. The DoL will back-pay you for your period of your maternity leave.
To qualify for the UIF adoption benefits you have to leave work to look after that child and must be receiving less than your normal wages while you are on adoption leave. Ask us if you have adopted and would like to submit a UIF adoption claim.