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.
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
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:
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:
- within North America using Quick Collect (PDF, 286KB)
- outside North America using Quick Pay