Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. M-5)

Act current to 2016-01-25 and last amended on 2015-06-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Election for benefit
  •  (1) If the person to whom a former Prime Minister is married or with whom the former Prime Minister is cohabiting in a relationship of a conjugal nature, having so cohabited for a period of at least one year, would not be entitled, in the event of the former Prime Minister’s death, to receive an allowance under subsection 49(1), the former Prime Minister may elect, in accordance with the regulations, to reduce the amount of his or her allowance under this Part, in order that the person could become entitled to an allowance under subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Entitlement to allowance

    (2) A person referred to in subsection (1) is entitled to an allowance in an amount determined in accordance with the election and the regulations if the former Prime Minister dies and the election is not revoked or deemed to have been revoked, and the person was married to the former Prime Minister at the time of the former Prime Minister’s death, or was cohabiting with the former Prime Minister in a relationship of a conjugal nature for a period of at least one year immediately before the former Prime Minister’s death.

  • Marginal note:Payment of allowance

    (3) The allowance to the person referred to in subsection (1) shall be paid monthly in arrears in approximately equal instalments, beginning on the day after the day on which the former Prime Minister dies, and continues during the person’s lifetime.

  • Marginal note:No entitlement

    (4) A person who is entitled to receive an allowance under section 49 after the former Prime Minister’s death is not entitled to an allowance under subsection (2) in respect of that former Prime Minister.

  • 2000, c. 12, s. 180.

PART IVSupplementary Benefits

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) In this Part,

    allowance

    allocation

    allowance means any allowance or other benefit payable under Part I, II or III, other than a withdrawal allowance; (allocation)

    disabled

    invalide

    disabled means incapable of pursuing regularly any substantially gainful occupation; (invalide)

    supplementary benefit

    prestation supplémentaire

    supplementary benefit means an amount determined in accordance with section 52. (prestation supplémentaire)

  • Marginal note:Determination of retirement year or retirement month

    (2) For the purposes of this Part,

    • (a) the retirement year or retirement month of a former member is the year or month, as the case may be, in which, for the purposes of this Part, that person most recently ceased to be a member; and

    • (b) the retirement year or retirement month of a person who is in receipt of an allowance under subsection 20(1), 25(3), 40(1), 45(3), 49(1) or 49.1(2) is the retirement year or retirement month, as the case may be, of the former member in respect of whose service the allowance is payable.

  • 1992, c. 46, s. 81;
  • 1995, c. 30, s. 16;
  • 2000, c. 12, s. 181.

Supplementary Benefits

Marginal note:Supplementary benefit
  •  (1) Subject to this Part, every person who is in receipt of an allowance under Part I, II or III shall be paid a supplementary benefit in respect of each such allowance received in a month in any calendar year.

  • Marginal note:Restriction

    (2) A former member shall not be paid a supplementary benefit unless the former member has reached sixty years of age or is disabled.

  • 1992, c. 46, s. 81;
  • 1995, c. 30, s. 17.
Marginal note:Calculation of amount of supplementary benefit

 Subject to sections 53 to 55, the supplementary benefit payable to a person pursuant to section 51 in respect of any allowance received in a month in any calendar year shall be determined with reference to the retirement year of the person and shall be in an amount equal to the amount that would be payable with respect to that allowance under section 4 of the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act, as it read on December 31, 1991, if that Act applied in respect of that allowance.

  • 1992, c. 46, s. 81.
Marginal note:Exception for first year benefits received

 The supplementary benefit payable to a person for a month in the year immediately following the retirement year of the person is equal to the product obtained by multiplying

  • (a) the amount of the supplementary benefit that would, but for this section, be payable to the person for that month

    by

  • (b) the ratio that the number of complete months that remained in the retirement year after the retirement month bears to twelve.

  • 1992, c. 46, s. 81.
Marginal note:Person subsequently becoming a member
  •  (1) Where a former member who is in receipt of an allowance subsequently becomes a member and payment of that allowance ceases, any supplementary benefit payable to that person after that person ceases to be a member shall be at least equal to the supplementary benefit that the former member would have received if that person had not subsequently become a member.

  • Marginal note:No decrease in amount of supplementary benefit

    (2) The aggregate of the amount of an allowance and the amount of the supplementary benefit in respect of that allowance that is payable to a person pursuant to section 51 for a month in any year shall not be less than the aggregate of the amount of the allowance and the amount of the supplementary benefit that is payable to that person for any month in the year next before that year.

  • 1992, c. 46, s. 81.
Marginal note:Manner of payment of supplementary benefit

 The supplementary benefit payable to a person pursuant to section 51 in respect of any allowance shall be paid at the same times, in the same manner, during or in respect of the same periods and subject to the same terms and conditions as that allowance is payable to that person.

  • 1992, c. 46, s. 81.
 
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