EQUALITY OF STATUS
Marginal note:Status of males and females
3. Male and female contributors under this Act have equality of status and equal rights and obligations under this Act.
- 1974-75-76, c. 81, s. 31.
APPLICATION TO CERTAIN RESERVE FORCE MEMBERS
3.1 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting the manner in which and the extent to which any provisions of Parts I, II and III, or of any regulations made under those Parts, apply to members or former members, or classes of members or former members, of the reserve force that are prescribed in those regulations and adapting any of those provisions for the purposes of that application.
Marginal note:Reserve force members who were deemed re-enrolled in regular force
(2) For greater certainty, members of the reserve force who, immediately before the coming into force of this section, were deemed to be re-enrolled in the regular force under subsection 41(2) or (3) of this Act as it read immediately before its repeal are members, or classes of members, who may be prescribed by regulations made under subsection (1).
Marginal note:Reserve force members who were participants under Part II
(3) For greater certainty, members of the reserve force who, immediately before the coming into force of this section, were participants within the meaning of paragraph (b) of the definition “participant” in subsection 60(1) of this Act as it read immediately before its repeal are members, or classes of members, who may be prescribed by regulations made under subsection (1) for the purposes of the application and adaptation of any provisions of Part II.
- 2003, c. 26, s. 2.
Eligibility for Benefits
4. (1) Subject to this Act, an annuity or other benefit specified in this Act shall be paid to or in respect of every person who, being required to contribute to the Superannuation Account or the Canadian Forces Pension Fund in accordance with this Act, ceases to be a member of the regular force or dies, and that annuity or other benefit shall, subject to this Act, be based on the number of years of pensionable service to the credit of that person.
Marginal note:Superannuation Account
(2) The Permanent Services Pension Account in the accounts of Canada, established pursuant to the former Act, is hereby continued under the name of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Account.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-17, s. 4;
- 1999, c. 34, s. 116.
Marginal note:Contribution rates — 2013 and later
5. (1) A member of the regular force, except a person described in subsection (6), is required to contribute to the Canadian Forces Pension Fund, in respect of every portion of the period beginning on January 1, 2013 by reservation from salary or otherwise, at the contribution rates determined by the Treasury Board in respect of that portion on the joint recommendation of the President of the Treasury Board and the Minister.
Marginal note:Contribution rates — 35 years of service
(2) A person who has to his or her credit, on or after January 1, 2013, a period of pensionable service — or a period of pensionable service and other pensionable service — totalling at least 35 years is not required to contribute under subsection (1) but is required to contribute, by reservation from salary or otherwise, to the Canadian Forces Pension Fund, in respect of the period beginning on the later of January 1, 2013 and the day on which the person has to his or her credit those 35 years, in addition to any other amount required under this Act, at the rates determined by the Treasury Board on the joint recommendation of the President of the Treasury Board and the Minister.
Marginal note:Limitation — determination of contribution rate
(3) In determining the contribution rates for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), the rates must not exceed the rates paid under section 5 of the Public Service Superannuation Act by Group 1 contributors who are described in subsection 12(0.1) of that Act.
Marginal note:Other pensionable service
(4) For the purpose of subsection (2), “other pensionable service” means years of service, other than service credited under a plan established in accordance with Part I.1, giving rise to a superannuation or pension benefit of a kind specified in the regulations that is payable
(a) out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, or out of any account in the accounts of Canada other than the Superannuation Account; or
(b) out of the Public Service Pension Fund within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation Act or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Fund within the meaning of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act.
Marginal note:Contributions not required
(5) Despite anything in this Part, no person shall, in respect of any period of his or her service on or after December 15, 1994, make a contribution under this Part in respect of any portion of his or her annual rate of pay that is in excess of the annual rate of pay that is fixed by or determined in the manner prescribed by the regulations.
(6) The exceptions are
(a) a member who, immediately before March 1, 1960, was a member of the regular force but not a contributor under Part V of the former Act and who has not elected under subsection 18(2) of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, chapter C-9 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970, to become a contributor under this Act; and
(b) a person on leave of absence from employment outside the regular force who, in respect of current service continues to contribute to or under any superannuation or pension fund or plan established for the benefit of employees of the employer from whose employment the member is absent.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-17, s. 5;
- 1992, c. 46, s. 33;
- 1999, c. 34, s. 117;
- 2003, c. 26, s. 3;
- 2012, c. 31, s. 465.
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