Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime

Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development Canada


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

Service provides:

  • income support for parents or guardians that took leave from work to cope with the death or disappearance of a child
  • income support of $500.00 a week for a maximum of three years
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to parents:
  • with custody of a child age 25 or younger at the time of the incident 
  • with a missing or deceased child as a result of a Criminal Code of Canada offence
  • that have earned a minimum of $6,500 in the previous calendar year
  • on leave from employment or working a maximum of 20 hours a week
  • with valid social insurance number
  • not receiving Employment Insurance or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan benefits
  • that have not been charged with committing a probable Criminal Code of Canada offence which led to the death or disappearance of the child
Missing children must have been missing for a minimum of one week. Deceased children age 14 and older must not have been a willing party to the crime that led to their death.
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait times vary. Contact for details.


Toll Free
1-800-O-CANADA (622-6232)
TTY
1-800-926-9105
Web Site
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/parents-murdered-missing-children.html
Languages
French
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
June 14, 2023
Hours of Operation

No regular office hours.