Driver’s Licence Cancellation coming into effect spring 2019
The law allowing FMEP to direct ICBC to cancel a payor’s driver’s licence where the arrears are over $3000 is coming into effect spring 2019. This new action has immediate consequences for a payor who is not paying maintenance. To avoid this action the payor is required to pay the arrears or contact us to work out a voluntary payment arrangement to pay the arrears.
Payment options in the event of a postal disruption
If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for direct deposit in order to receive your maintenance payments from FMEP.
If you aren’t already doing so, you will need to send your payments electronically to FMEP, using either:
- Online, telephone or ABM banking through your financial institution
- Western Union Quick Collect (PDF, 286KB)
If you aren’t already doing so, you will need send payments through your financial institution using online banking for a Notice of Attachment.
If you still want to send your payments by cheque, payments can be couriered (prepaid only) to FMEP Payment Services.
FMEP will work with the other reciprocating jurisdictions in Canada and internationally to ensure recipients continue to receive their payments during a postal disruption.
Update – New Driver’s Licence Cancellation Legislation
The BC government has passed legislation that will allow FMEP to direct ICBC to cancel a payor’s driver’s licence where the arrears are over $3000. This will change the existing driver’s licence withholding where FMEP is only able to direct ICBC to refuse to issue or renew a driver’s licence. This new action will mean immediate consequences for a payor who is not paying maintenance. To avoid this action the payor will be required to pay the arrears or agree to a voluntary payment arrangement.
Even though the legislation has passed it still is not in effect yet. Both FMEP and ICBC need to be given time to make the necessary computer system changes. It may take a few months before the new law takes effect.
Getting a copy of your maintenance order or agreement
Recipients and payors can now get a copy of their order or agreement through the website.
Once signed in, look under ‘Payments’ and select ‘Orders or Agreements’ to see the list of orders or agreements that FMEP has on file for your case. You can view and print each order or agreement, or request a copy be sent to you by mail.