Public Service Superannuation Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1358)

Regulations are current to 2014-11-25 and last amended on 2010-08-03. Previous Versions

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SUPERANNUATION ACCOUNT

Payments by Instalments

  •  (1) Where a contributor has elected to pay in instalments in respect of any period of service for which he has elected to pay into the Superannuation Account

    • (a) the first instalment shall be due and payable at the end of the month in which the election made by the contributor has been received by the Minister or by a person designated by the Minister pursuant to paragraph 14(1)(b) and succeeding instalments shall be payable monthly thereafter during the life of the contributor in equal amounts, except with respect to the last instalment which may be less in amount than the preceding instalments,

      • (i) the total number of instalments to be fully paid prior to the time when the contributor reaches 65 years of age if the first instalment is due and payable prior to the time the contributor reaches 45 years of age, and

      • (ii) the total number of instalments to be fully paid within a period of 20 years if the first instalment is due and payable subsequent to the time the contributor reaches 45 years of age,

      computed in accordance with Canadian Life Table No. 2 (1941), Males or Females, as the case may be, with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum;

    • (b) he may from time to time amend his payment plan to provide for payment of the instalments still to be paid

      • (i) by a lump sum,

      • (ii) by larger monthly instalments on a basis similar to that described in paragraph (a) calculated as of the date of the amendment, or

      • (iii) by a lump sum and monthly instalments on a basis similar to that described in paragraph (a) calculated as of the date of the amendment and payable within the same or a lesser period than that previously arranged under paragraph (a); and

    • (c) in the case of an election involving more than one type or period of service where one or more of those periods is found to be invalid, he may reduce the payment to the minimum required for the valid period or periods of service so long as the period within which he pays for the said valid service is not lengthened.

  • (2) Where a contributor defaults in respect of an instalment payable by him, the Minister shall forthwith demand payment from the contributor of the amount in default (except that where a contributor is on leave of absence without pay the Minister shall not make such a demand until he ceases to be on leave of absence without pay) and thereupon the amount in default, with interest as provided in subsection (7) to the date of demand, shall be payable,

    • (a) in a lump sum immediately, or

    • (b) in monthly instalments for the lesser of

      • (i) the life of the contributor, or

      • (ii) the remainder of the period during which instalments under subsection (1) are to be paid,

    as the contributor elects, the value of which, calculated as of the date of election of the contributor under this subsection, in accordance with Canadian Life Table No. 2 (1941), Males or Females, as the case may be, with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum, is the amount that is in default with interest to the date of demand; and if the contributor does not elect within 30 days from the date of the demand, he shall be deemed to have chosen the method specified in paragraph (b).

  • (3) A contributor to whom subsection (2) applies, in lieu of making an election under that subsection, may, before the expiration of the 30-day period mentioned therein, elect, subject to the approval of the Minister, to pay the instalments in default, with interest (notwithstanding subsection (7)) at the rate of four per cent per annum from the due date of each defaulted instalment until payment thereof, over a period equal to the period that the contributor is in default, such period to commence

    • (a) 30 days after the end of the period during which the contributor is paying the contributions mentioned in subsection (1) that have not been in default, or

    • (b) the last day of the month in which the contributor makes an election under this subsection,

    whichever is later; and if the contributor dies before all of the said instalments, together with interest as provided herein, are paid, the unpaid instalments, together with interest as provided herein, continue to be payable by the contributor into the Superannuation Account.

  • (4) Where a contributor has elected to pay an amount in the manner prescribed in paragraph 7(6)(a) of the Act and the amount has not been paid by the contributor within a period of 30 days of the making of the election, the contributor shall be deemed to have elected to pay the said amount or the balance of the said amount then owing, as the case may be, by instalments calculated in accordance with subsection (1).

  • (5) Where a contributor ceases to be employed in the Public Service and becomes entitled to any benefits under the Act or is granted any benefit under the Superannuation Act before the amount payable by him under this section is paid, recovery may be made at any time by retention by way of deduction or set-off out of the benefit payable to the contributor

    • (a) in the case of a lump sum benefit, by a lump sum immediately, or

    • (b) in the case of any benefit other than a lump sum benefit

      • (i) by a lump sum immediately, or

      • (ii) by monthly instalments for the lesser of

        • (A) the life of the contributor, or

        • (B) the remainder of the period during which instalments under this section are to be paid,

    as the contributor elects, the value of which, calculated in accordance with Canadian Life Table No. 2 (1941), Males or Females, as the case may be, as of the date on which the contributor ceased to be employed, is the amount payable by him under this section with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum.

  • (6) Where at the death of a contributor any amount payable by him into the Superannuation Account is due and payable and is not paid, the Minister shall, if the amount with interest as provided in this section is not forthwith paid by the personal representative of the contributor, demand payment from the widow and children, or one or more of them, of the contributor, to whom an allowance is payable under the Act and if the amount which is due and payable with interest to the date of demand is not paid, it may be recovered at any time and, without prejudice to any other recourse available to Her Majesty with respect to the recovery thereof, recovery may be made at any time by retention, by way of deduction or set-off out of the allowance payable to the widow and children, or one or more of them,

    • (a) in a lump sum immediately, or

    • (b) in instalments for a term specified by the Minister,

    as the recipient elects, with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum.

  • (7) Subject to subsection (8), where an amount that is payable by a contributor or a recipient is paid after the day on which it is due, there shall, in addition, be payable interest on that amount at the rate of four per cent per annum from the due date until the day on which it is paid.

  • (8) Notwithstanding anything in this section,

    • (a) where the contributor or his personal representative or the recipient pays in full an amount that is due under this section before the day on which demand is made in accordance with this section for payment of the amount due, interest is not payable thereon;

    • (b) where, after a demand is made by the Minister under this section for payment of an amount including interest, that amount is paid in full before the expiration of 30 days from the date of demand, interest is not payable under subsection (7) with respect thereto; and

    • (c) where a contributor has authorized or directed that the amount payable by him under this section be deducted from moneys payable to him by or on behalf of Her Majesty and the contributor is in default because those deductions have not been made, interest is not payable under subsection (3) or subsection (7) on an amount equal to the deductions that have not been so made.

  • (9) For the purposes of this section, a demand by the Minister for payment of an amount is deemed to have been made on the day on which a letter, demanding payment, signed by or on behalf of the Minister, and addressed to the contributor or recipient, as the case may be, is placed in the mail.

  • (10) Nothing in this section prohibits a person from paying at any time before it is due any amount payable by him, or that is deductible from his benefit, under this section.

  • (11) Where a contributor has elected to pay in instalments in respect of any period of service for which he has elected to pay to the Superannuation Account and any of the monthly instalments payable under the payment plan, with the exception of the last instalment, is less than $1, the Minister may amend the payment plan in such manner so as to provide that each monthly instalment, except the last instalment, shall be $1.

  • SOR/93-450, s. 11(F).