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Child Support Welfare Deduction Class Action

Lawyers with Merchant Law Group LLP believe it was contrary to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and contrary to established law, for the provincial governments in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, to deduct from a mother’s monthly welfare payment (or apply any reduction), based upon the receipt of child support from the father of your child.


British Columbia discontinued this wrongful practice in 2015.  The situation is different for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.  In all four provinces, our lawyers intend to pursue a Child Support Welfare Class Action


If you were receiving monthly welfare in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or BC, and at the same time you were receiving child support payments from the father of your child or children, and suffered a reduction in some monthly welfare payments as a result, please email or call 1-866-982-7777 to provide your details and full contact information – and one of our lawyers will reach out to you, for a free initial consultation (with no obligation).

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