Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime: Eligibility

To receive income support, you (as the applicant) and the incident must meet the following eligibility criteria.

Applicant eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

Incident eligibility

The incident must meet the following criteria:

Receiving your payments

If you are eligible, you will receive $450 per week before tax, every 2 weeks. Income tax will be deducted from the payments. You could receive up to 35 weeks of income support during the 104 weeks immediately following the incident. You will receive a statement of income (T4A) slip for income tax purposes at the end of the year (Quebec residents will also receive an RL-1 slip). If you include your banking information on your application, you will receive your payments faster through direct deposit at your bank. If you do not provide the information for direct deposit, Service Canada will mail a cheque to the mailing address you provide on your application form.

If you are currently receiving any type of Employment Insurance (EI) or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) benefits, or if you have received these benefits since the incident occurred, indicate this on your application form. If you start receiving EI or QPIP benefits after you send your application, you must notify Service Canada by calling 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) (TTY: 1 800-926-9105). You cannot receive the Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime for the same weeks you are receiving EI or QPIP benefits.

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