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

Act current to 2016-06-06 and last amended on 2005-12-31. Previous Versions

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.

 [Repealed, 1993, c. 34, s. 134]

Public Service Employment Act

Marginal note:Korean War veterans
  •  (1) Paragraph 39(1)(b) of the Public Service Employment Act applies to every person not described in subsection (2) who

    • (a) has served in or on the strength of the special force and, at the commencement of such service, was domiciled in Canada or was a Canadian citizen,

    • (b) has served in a theatre of operations, and

    • (c) has not, by reason of misconduct, ceased so to serve,

    as though that person were a veteran within the meaning of that Act.

  • Marginal note:Korean War veterans pensioned for disability

    (2) Paragraph 39(1)(a) of the Public Service Employment Act applies to every person who

    • (a) is in receipt of a pension under the Pension Act for disability resulting from an injury or disease or an aggravation thereof that was attributable to or was incurred during service in or on the strength of the special force or during service in a theatre of operations;

    • (b) at the commencement of his service in or on the strength of the special force, was domiciled in Canada or was a Canadian citizen;

    • (c) has, from causes attributable to his service in or on the strength of the special force, lost the capacity for physical exertion to such an extent as to render him unfit efficiently to pursue the vocation that he was pursuing before such service; and

    • (d) has not been successfully re-established in some other vocation.

  • R.S., 1970, c. V-2, s. 9;
  • 2000, c. 34, s. 57;
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 245.
Marginal note:Application

 The Public Service Superannuation Act applies, in such manner and to such extent as the Governor in Council may prescribe, to and in respect of every person who was enrolled for the purpose of serving in the special force, and every officer and non-commissioned member of the regular forces or the reserve forces who served on the strength of the special force, as though his service on the strength of the special force were active service in the forces during World War II within the meaning of that Act.

  • R.S., 1970, c. V-2, s. 10;
  • 1985, c. 26, s. 66.

 [Repealed, 1988, c. 2, s. 68]

Marginal note:Existing rights preserved

 Nothing in this Act shall be held to prejudice any right, benefit or privilege that any person had, under any of the enactments to which this Act applies, prior to the 26th day of June 1954.

  • 1953-54, c. 65, s. 13.
 
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