Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime

Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development Canada

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Provides income support to parents or guardians who took time away from work after the death or disappearance of a child.

Service provides:

  • income support for parents or guardians who took leave from work to cope with the death or disappearance of a child
  • income support payment of $500.00 per week, paid every 2 weeks, for a maximum of 35 weeks over 3 years
Yes, Service targeted to parents:
  • who are legally responsible for the child or children involved in the incident
  • who earned at least $5,000 in the previous calendar year, or in the 52 weeks prior to the incident
  • who are on leave from employment or only working up to 50 % of your regular work week, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week
  • who have a valid social insurance number
  • no receiving any type of Employment Insurance benefits
  • who have not been charged with committing a probable Criminal Code offence that led to the death or disappearance of the child
The incident must meet the following criteria:
  • the child is deceased or missing as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence that occurred on or after September 30, 2018
  • the child was under 25 years of age
  • in the case of a missing child, the child has been missing for over a week
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • by phone, request information, forms and help completing applications 
  • visit website to apply online
  • visit website to download the form, which can be mailed or dropped of at a Service Canada Centre
To complete application, submit the following forms:
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: N/A,
Toll Free
Web Site
English; French
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
July 15, 2024
Hours of Operation
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

The hours listed above are for the Service Canada telephone service.