Defence Services Pension Continuation Act (R.S.C. 1970, c. D-3)

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2012-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Pension to officer or militiaman of His Majesty’s Army Reserve who enlisted in Permanent Force
  •  (1) An officer or militiaman who, while belonging to His Majesty’s Army Reserve, enlisted in the Permanent Force and who on the calling out of the Army Reserve upon the commencement of the war between Great Britain and Germany in August 1914, was under liability as a member of such Army Reserve to rejoin his corps, but who, under arrangements made with His Majesty’s Government, was not discharged from the Force subsequent to the calling out of the Army Reserve shall, if he so elects as provided in subsection (2) be granted a pension equal to that which he would have received from British Funds had he rejoined his corps upon the said calling out of the Army Reserve, and served in His Majesty’s Regular Army in ranks corresponding to those he held from time to time in the Canadian Military Forces until the date he was struck off the strength of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, such pension to commence as of and from the date following that on which such officer or militiaman was struck off the strength of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

  • Marginal note:Election

    (2) An officer or militiaman to whom subsection (1) applies, shall be required to elect whether he shall be granted the pension therein mentioned, and if he so elects his service from the date of his enlistment in the Force while belonging to the said Army Reserve until the date he was struck off the strength of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, shall not be included in the term of service for any other pension or a gratuity under this Act; any gratuity or pension under this Act granted to an officer or militiaman prior to his so electing shall be re-computed as of the date on which the pension mentioned in subsection (1) commenced by excluding from the term of service on which such gratuity or pension was based the service first mentioned in this subsection; if by the exclusion of such service the officer or militiaman has not sufficient service to entitle him to a gratuity or pension, or the gratuity or pension to which he would be entitled on such re-computation is less than the gratuity or pension heretofore granted, there will be recovered from the pension payable to such officer or militiaman, under subsection (1), all payments of gratuity and pension or overpayments thereof which have resulted; but if an officer who has already been granted a pension under this Act elects as aforesaid, and by the exclusion of the service mentioned he becomes ineligible for the grant of such pension, but becomes eligible for the payment of a gratuity under this Act, then such gratuity shall be applied toward the recovery of the payments of pension already made, and any balance of such payments not met by the application of such gratuity shall be recovered from the pension payable to such officer under subsection (1).

  • R.S., 1952, c. 63, s. 32.
Marginal note:Provision of 1919, c. 61, to apply to certain cases

 The provisions of chapter 61 of the Statutes of Canada, 1919, being An Act to amend the Militia Pension Act, which came into force on the 7th day of July 1919, apply to those officers and militiamen who by reason of wounds or disabilities received or suffered while on active service during the war between Great Britain and Germany, which commenced on the 4th day of August 1914, were retired or discharged from the force prior to the said 7th day of July 1919, and an officer who, by reason of such retirement before a period at which a pension might have been granted him, received a gratuity and who will by virtue of this section, become eligible for the grant of a pension under this Act, shall be required to elect whether he shall be granted such pension and if he so elects he shall repay such gratuity in such manner as the Governor in Council may determine.

  • R.S., 1952, c. 63, s. 33.