Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about Benefits at Carleton.
Employee’s Eligible Spouse:
- The employee’s spouse is eligible if he or she is the employee’s legal spouse, common-law spouse, or former spouse when mandated by the family court. A common-law spouse is deemed eligible if they have been cohabitating for 12 consecutive months.
Employee’s Eligible Children:
A child is eligible if he or she is the employee’s eligible spouse’s unmarried natural, legally-adopted, or step / foster child, for whom the employee or employee’s eligible spouse has been appointed legal guardians, and who are:
- under age 21,
- under age 25, if they are full-time students and depend on the employee for support, or
- of any age, if mentally or physically disabled and incapable of self-support, provided the disability began before they turned 21 or while they were full-time students under age 25, and the disability has been continuous since then, and
- natural children of the employee’s daughter, if she is under age 21 and meets the definition of a dependent as defined above.