Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children grant – Overview

Parents of Murdered or Missing Children grant: Important notice

In order to be more inclusive and flexible so that more parents of young victims of crime can get the help they need, the following improvements will take effect in the fall of 2018:

  • Increasing the weekly grant amount from $350 to $450
  • Changing the age limit of the young victim from under 18 to under 25
  • Extending the period in which recipients can receive the grant from 52 to 104 weeks
  • Allowing grant recipients to work up to 50% of their regular work week (up to 20 hours/week)
  • Eliminating the requirement that parents, whose child aged under 14, attest that their child was not a willing party to the crime

While these improvements are being implemented, the current PMMC grant remains available. Consult the announcement on the Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime for new information.

1. Overview

The death or disappearance of a child is devastating and can leave parents unable to work. Parents or legal guardians who have taken time away from work and suffered a loss of income to cope with the murder or disappearance of their child or children may be eligible for federal income support of $350 per week.

Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children grant – eBrochure

Information for applicants

If you are the parent or legal guardian of a murdered or missing child and are thinking of applying for income support, consult the Application Guide for Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children.

Information for employers

To apply for the income support grant, applicants need to submit a PMMC Employment Form. As the applicant's employer, it is your responsibility to fill out this form to confirm that they are eligible to receive the grant. To find out more, consult the PMMC page for employers.

Information for law enforcement agencies

To apply for the income support grant, applicants need to submit an Incident Report Form. The Law enforcement agency where the incident was reported must complete this form on behalf of the applicant. To find out more, consult the PMMC page for Law Enforcement Agencies.

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