Withdrawing from the Program

To withdraw from the program, the person who enrolled the maintenance order or agreement with FMEP needs to send a request in writing.

If it was the recipient who enrolled, the recipient can withdraw at any time.

The payor can’t withdraw from FMEP unless it was the payor who enrolled. In that case, the payor and recipient both need to agree to withdraw from the program.

Where the payor owes default fees to the BC government, if the recipient withdraws from FMEP, the payor can remain enrolled until those default fees are paid.

We can also withdraw a recipient, if the recipient:

  • doesn’t respond to our requests for information
  • continues to accept direct payment from the payor without notifying us
  • takes enforcement action against the payor on his or her own without approval from FMEP