Veterans Benefit Act (R.S.C. 1970, c. V-2)

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2005-12-31. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, 1993, c. 34, s. 133]

 [Repealed, 2000, c. 34, s. 56]

VETERANS’ LAND ACT

Marginal note:Application
  •  (1) The Veterans’ Land Act applies to members of the Canadian Forces included under subsection (2) in the expression “veteran” therein referred to.

  • Marginal note:“Veteran”

    (2) The expression “veteran”, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the said Act, includes every person described in paragraphs 4(2)(a), (b), (c) and (d) of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Persons qualified to participate

    (3) Where any contract has been entered into under section 11 or 26 of the said Act, or any grant has been made under section 45 or 46 of the said Act, with or to any person described in paragraph 4(2)(a), (b), (c) or (d) of this Act in respect of his service during the war declared by His Majesty on the 10th day of September 1939, and the contract or the agreement relating to the grant is rescinded or otherwise terminated prior to his discharge referred to in subsection 4(2) of this Act and,

    • (a) in the case of the contract, prior to the expiration of the ten-year period referred to in subsection 11(5) of the said Act, or

    • (b) in the case of the agreement relating to the grant, prior to the expiration of the period after which, under the agreement, he is not required to repay the grant,

    such person is qualified to participate in the benefits of the said Act if he pays to The Director, The Veterans’ Land Act, the amount of any loss sustained by the Crown by reason of such contract or grant, as determined by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Persons not qualified to receive additional benefits

    (4) Except as provided in subsection (3), no person described in paragraph 4(2)(a), (b), (c) or (d) of this Act who has entered into a contract with the Director under section 11 or 26 of the said Act or has received any grant under section 45 or 46 of the said Act is qualified to receive any additional benefits under that Act by virtue of this section.

  • R.S., 1970, c. V-2, s. 6;
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 78, s. 13.

VETERANS INSURANCE ACT

Marginal note:Application
  •  (1) The Veterans Insurance Act applies to members of the Canadian Forces described in paragraphs (2)(a), (b), (c) and (d), and their dependants, as specified in this section.

  • Marginal note:“Veteran”

    (2) The expression “veteran”, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the said Act, includes

    • (a) every person who was enrolled for the purpose of serving in the special force, who has been on service in a theatre of operations and who has been discharged from such force;

    • (b) every officer or non-commissioned member of the reserve forces who has been on service in a theatre of operations on the strength of the special force, and whose service with the regular forces has been terminated;

    • (c) every member of the regular forces who has been on service in a theatre of operations on the strength of the special force and who has been discharged from the regular forces; and

    • (d) every person described in paragraph 4(2)(d) of this Act.

  • Marginal note:“Discharge from service”

    (3) The expression “discharge from service”, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the said Act, means, in the case of a person described in paragraph (2)(b) of this section, termination of his service with the regular forces.

  • Marginal note:Subparagraph 3(1)(b)(iii)

    (4) For the purposes of this section, subparagraph 3(1)(b)(iii) of the said Act is deemed to read as follows:

    • “(iii) a person who is a member of the regular forces and has been on service in a theatre of operations on the strength of the special force,”.

  • Marginal note:Minister may enter into contract with widow

    (5) Where any person described in paragraph (2)(a), (b), (c) or (d) of this section or subsection (4) of this section who is eligible for insurance under the Veterans Insurance Act by virtue of this section dies without having obtained any contract of insurance thereunder, the Minister may enter into a contract of insurance under that Act with the widow of such person at any time prior to the expiration of the period during which such person, had he lived, would have been eligible for a contract of insurance under that Act.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (6) Where any person who served in a theatre of operations on the strength of the special force has died prior to the 26th day of June 1954 and prior to the termination of his service with the special force or the regular forces, the Minister may enter into a contract of insurance under the Veterans Insurance Act with the widow of such person as though that person had died on or after that date and as though he had been discharged from the said force or forces or his service therewith had been terminated immediately prior to his death.

  • Marginal note:Time limit

    (7) No contract of insurance may be entered into by the Minister under the said Act with any person described in paragraph (2)(a), (b), (c) or (d) of this section or subsection (4) of this section after the 31st day of October 1958.

  • R.S., 1970, c. V-2, s. 7;
  • 1985, c. 26, s. 66.