PMMC Application Guide Definitions

INCIDENT: The death or disappearance of a child or children as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence.

LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR A CHILD: means a person who, in law, is a parent including an adoptive parent of the child; has the custody of, or in Quebec, parental authority over the child, or is the guardian of or, in Quebec, the tutor to, the person of the child; and individuals with whom a child was placed for the purpose of adoption under the laws governing adoption in the province in which the person resides.

CHILD: Means a person who is under the age of 18 at the time of the incident.

INCOME SUPPORT PERIOD: A one year period, beginning from the week the incident occurred. The date of the “incident” is identified on the Incident Report Form completed by the law enforcement agency.

LABOUR FORCE ATTACHMENT: In order to be eligible for the PMMC grant, applicants must prove that they meet minimum requirements for recent labour force attachment. Labour Force Attachment is measured in earnings (from either employment or self-employment). Applicants must have $6,500 in earnings in either the 52 week period immediately preceding the incident or the calendar year immediately preceding the date of the incident.