Public Service Superannuation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-36)

Act current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-07-31. Previous Versions

Public Service Death Benefit Account

Marginal note:Account in Consolidated Revenue Fund
  •  (1) There shall be an account in the accounts of Canada to be known as the Public Service Death Benefit Account to which shall be credited the following:

    • (a) the amount of all contributions paid under section 53 by participants;

    • (b) the payments made by a Crown corporation or public board as required by the regulations;

    • (c) an amount equal to the amount estimated by the Minister to be sufficient to cover the cost of the benefits that will become chargeable against the Account but not less than the aggregate of

      • (i) one twelfth of the benefit paid in respect of each participant who, at the time of death, was employed in the public service, for which benefit contributions under this Part were payable by the participant at that time,

      • (ii) one twelfth of the benefit paid in respect of each elective participant who, on ceasing to be employed in the public service, was entitled under Part I to an immediate annuity or an annual allowance payable immediately, for which benefit contributions under this Part were payable by the participant at the time of death, and

      • (iii) the amount of the single premium determined under Schedule II in respect of each participant in the case of whom the basic benefit in the amount of ten thousand dollars referred to in paragraph (b) of the definition “basic benefit” in subsection 47(1), or the basic benefit in the amount of five hundred dollars referred to in paragraph (c) of that definition — or the basic benefit in the amount of five thousand dollars referred to in paragraph (d) of that definition — applies without contribution under this Part by the participant for it; and

    • (d) an amount representing interest on the balance from time to time to the credit of the Account, calculated in such manner and at such rates and credited at such times as the regulations provide.

    • (e) and (f[Repealed, 1992, c. 46, s. 27]

  • Marginal note:How benefits charged

    (2) Benefits shall be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and charged against the Public Service Death Benefit Account.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-36, s. 56;
  • 1992, c. 46, s. 27;
  • 1999, c. 34, s. 105;
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 225(E).

General

Marginal note:Elective participants
  •  (1) There shall be issued to elective participants a document in such form as the regulations prescribe as evidence that they are participants under this Part.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) An elective participant ceases to be a participant if any contribution payable by him under this Part is not paid within thirty days after the due date thereof.

  • R.S., c. P-36, s. 46.
Marginal note:Benefits not assignable, etc.

 Subject to Part II of the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to the Pension Benefits Division Act,

  • (a) a benefit under this Part is not capable of being assigned, charged, anticipated or given as security and any transaction that purports to assign, charge, anticipate or give as security any such benefit is void; and

  • (b) a benefit under this Part is exempt from attachment, seizure and execution, either at law or in equity.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-36, s. 58;
  • 1992, c. 46, s. 28.