After you apply
From: Employment and Social Development Canada
Once your application is complete, we may contact you for more information.
We may also contact:
- your employer to confirm or request an update of the information provided
- the law enforcement agency to confirm or request an update of the information provided
Start of payments
If you’ve submitted all required documents and your application is approved, payments will begin immediately.
If you provided your banking information when you applied, you’ll receive your payments through direct deposit. If not, you’ll receive a cheque by mail.
Income tax will be deducted from the payments. At the end of the year, you’ll receive a statement of income (T4A) slip for income tax purposes. Quebec residents will also receive an RL-1 slip.
If you start receiving EI or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) benefits after your send your application, contact us.
You cannot receive the Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime for the same weeks you’re receiving EI or QPIP benefits.
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
- 3 years (156 weeks) have passed since the incident occurred
- you start receiving any type of EI or QPIP benefits for the same weeks you are receiving payments
- you request that your benefit payments stop
- 2 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 you’re found not guilty of the offence or any related offence, payments may resume if the eligibility criteria are met and it’s been less than 2 years since the incident
- if you’re found guilty of the crime, you’ll need to repay all the weeks you received
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