JustFacts - Child Support Cases, 2016-2017 The Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs (SMEP) is an annual survey that collects statistical and descriptive information on child and spousal support payments and cases from maintenance enforcement programs. MEPs exist in every province and territory to assist in the enforcement of child and spousal support payments. It should be noted that while this survey is considered a census of payments and support for those participating in the maintenance enforcement programs, only Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut participate in the SMEP. The survey does not represent support orders enrolled with those MEPs in nonparticipating provinces and territories, nor does it represent the many support orders that have not been enrolled with the MEPs. This JustFact summarises the following trends in child support: Enrollments decline for the sixth consecutive year Payment collection rates are at a six-year low Total enforcement actions decreased Increase the proportion of cases with arrears owing Age breakdowns of payors remain stable Children remain the most common beneficiary 2018-07-05 2018-10-01 Department of Justice open_Government@justice.gc.ca LawSociety and CultureDepartment of JusticeChild supportFamily law JustFacts - Child Support Cases, 2016-2017HTML http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/jf-pf/2018/may01.html JustFacts - Child Support Cases, 2016-2017PDF http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/jf-pf/2018/docs/may01.pdf JustFacts - Child Support Cases, 2016-2017PDF http://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/pf-jf/2018/docs/may01.pdf JustFacts - Child Support Cases, 2016-2017HTML http://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/pf-jf/2018/may01.html

JustFacts - Child Support Cases, 2016-2017

The Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs (SMEP) is an annual survey that collects statistical and descriptive information on child and spousal support payments and cases from maintenance enforcement programs.

MEPs exist in every province and territory to assist in the enforcement of child and spousal support payments. It should be noted that while this survey is considered a census of payments and support for those participating in the maintenance enforcement programs, only Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut participate in the SMEP. The survey does not represent support orders enrolled with those MEPs in nonparticipating provinces and territories, nor does it represent the many support orders that have not been enrolled with the MEPs.

This JustFact summarises the following trends in child support:

Enrollments decline for the sixth consecutive year Payment collection rates are at a six-year low Total enforcement actions decreased Increase the proportion of cases with arrears owing Age breakdowns of payors remain stable Children remain the most common beneficiary

Resources

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JustFacts - Child Support Cases, 2016-2017 Fact Sheet HTML English Access
JustFacts - Child Support Cases, 2016-2017 Fact Sheet PDF English Access
JustFacts - Child Support Cases, 2016-2017 Fact Sheet PDF French Access
JustFacts - Child Support Cases, 2016-2017 Fact Sheet HTML French Access