Do you qualify

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

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Applicant eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • be legally responsible for the child or children involved in the incident
  • have earned at least $5,000 in the previous calendar year, or in the 52 weeks prior to the incident
  • be on leave from employment or only working up to 50 % of your regular work week, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week
  • have a valid social insurance number (SIN)
  • not be receiving any type of Employment Insurance benefits or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan benefits, and
  • not have been charged with committing a probable Criminal Code offence that led to the death or disappearance of the child

Incident eligibility

The incident must meet the following criteria:

  • the child is deceased or missing as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence that occurred in Canada on or after September 30, 2018
  • the child was under 25 years of age at the time of the incident
  • in the case of a missing child, the child has been missing for over a week

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