Because my husband tried for years to internationally abduct my children to Iran, I do not want to risk contacting him for any reason. This means I receive the basic Social Services amount of $1,050/month for a single mom with 2 children. Click here to learn more about the FMEP program or here for the information below.
Effective: September 1, 2015
When an applicant is fleeing abuse, or is in the process of formally separating from an abusive spouse/family member, contact with the applicant’s spouse/family member for information about the applicant should be suspended by the ministry if it is likely to raise a health or safety concern. The health and safety of clients takes precedence over pursuit of payments, information, or proof of identity and income that the abusive spouse/relative may possess.
- When there are health and safety concerns due to disclosed or identified abuse, staff must ensure they are following appropriate procedures and policies pertaining to:Family Maintenance Services
- Sponsorship Undertakings
[For more information regarding family maintenance services, see Related Links – Family Maintenance Services]
Sponsorship Undertaking Default
Where there is a possibility of any health and/or safety concerns, no contact is to be made with the sponsor, including by letter. Income assistance or disability assistance may be issued if all other eligibility criteria are met. [see Related Links – Sponsorship Undertaking Default]