Payment Options

Once enrolled, all payments must come through FMEP. Payments from the payor are recorded and then sent to the recipient.

How FMEP sends payments

By Direct Deposit

We send payments to the recipient by direct deposit to ensure:

  • payments are received quickly and securely
  • cheques don’t get lost in the mail
  • cheques aren’t returned to the recipient with insufficient funds (NSF)

The recipient can sign up to receive an email notification when a payment is deposited.

By Mail

In special cases where direct deposit is not possible, the recipient can contact us to ask for payments to be sent by mail.

How FMEP receives payments

By Online Banking

The payor should send payments to FMEP using online banking. Electronic payments are the best option because the payor can:

  • set up automatic recurring payments
  • get a payment to FMEP within two business days
  • make a payment at any time from virtually anywhere

By Cheque

If payments can’t be made electronically, the payor can send payments by cheque. The payor should mail a series of post-dated cheques made out to the recipient to:

FMEP Payment Services
Box 9233
Victoria, BC V8W 9J1

By Western Union

If the payor doesn’t have a bank account or is living outside Canada, payments can be made through Western Union:

Direct Payment from the Payor

We need to know right away if the recipient receives a payment directly from the payor. It is important our payment records are up-to-date. Find out more

Late or Missed Payments

Under BC Law we can charge interest and default fees on late or missed payments.

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