Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime – Follow-up

4. After you apply

Start of payments

If you are eligible for the benefit and have submitted all required documents, payments will begin immediately.

End of payments

Your payments will stop when any of the following occurs:

  • you return to work for more than 50% of your normal work week, or more than 20 hours per week;
  • the maximum number of weeks (35) have been paid;
  • two years (104 weeks) have passed since the incident occurred ;
  • you start receiving any type of EI or QPIP benefits for the same weeks you are receiving benefit  payments;
  • you request that your benefit payments stop;
  • two weeks have passed following the week a missing child is found alive;
  • you are charged with a Criminal Code offence that lead to the death or disappearance of the child. (If the recipient is found not guilty of the offence or any related offence, payments may resume if the Income Support Period has not expired and provided the eligibility criteria are met); or,
  • you are found guilty of the crime, at which point you will need to repay all the weeks of benefits you received.

Important notice: If the incident occurred before September 30, 2018, the period in which you can receive the benefit is 52 weeks immediately following the incident (as opposed to 104 weeks).

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