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Veterans Well-being Act

Version of section 115 from 2019-04-01 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Veterans’ deemed entitlement to income replacement benefit

  •  (1) A veteran to whom a retirement income security benefit was payable on March 31, 2019 under section 40.1 or 40.2 of the former Act is deemed, on April 1, 2019, to be entitled to an income replacement benefit under section 18 of the new Act and the following rules apply in respect of the veteran:

    • (a) despite subsection 18(3) of the new Act, the income replacement benefit begins to be payable to the veteran on April 1, 2019;

    • (b) the veteran is deemed, on April 1, 2019, to be entitled to continue to receive the income replacement benefit under subsection 18(7) of the new Act; and

    • (c) the monthly amount of the income replacement benefit that is payable to the veteran under section 18 of the new Act is to be determined under subsection 19.1(1) of that Act, subject to subsections (2) to (4).

  • Marginal note:Amount determined for A in subsection 19.1(1)

    (2) The amount determined for A in subsection 19.1(1) of the new Act is 70% of the income replacement benefit that the veteran would have been entitled to for the month of March 2019 if the benefit had been payable to the veteran for that month, if the veteran had attained the age of 65 years in that month and if any amounts that were payable to the veteran from prescribed sources referred to in subsection 19(1) had not been taken into account.

  • Marginal note:Protected amount

    (3) If, in determining the amount of the income replacement benefit that is payable to the veteran for a given month, the amount determined for A in subsection 19.1(1) of the new Act, indexed until the time the benefit is payable, is less than the sum of the following amounts, indexed until the time the benefit is payable, then the amount determined for A is to be replaced by that sum:

    • (a) the amount determined for A in subsection 40.1(4) or 40.2(4) of the former Act, as the case may be, that was used to calculate the retirement income security benefit payable to the veteran under subsection 40.1(1) or 40.2(1) of that Act, as the case may be, for the month of March 2019, and

    • (b) if an increase to the career impact allowance was payable to the veteran, under subsection 38(3) of the former Act, on March 31, 2019, 70% of the amount of the increase that the veteran received for the month of March 2019 or, if the increase was payable only for a portion of that month, 70% of the amount of the increase that the veteran would have received under that subsection for that month if the increase had been payable for the whole month.

  • Marginal note:Minimum amount of benefit

    (4) Despite subsection (2), if an increase to the career impact allowance was payable to the veteran, under subsection 38(3) of the former Act, on March 31, 2019, then the monthly amount of the income replacement benefit that is payable to the veteran under section 18 of the new Act is not to be less than,

    • (a) if the increase was payable for the whole month of March 2019, the amount of the increase that the veteran received for that month, indexed until the time the benefit is payable; or

    • (b) if the increase was payable only for a portion of that month, the amount of the increase that the veteran would have received under subsection 38(3) of the former Act for that month if the increase had been payable for the whole month, indexed until the time the benefit is payable.

  • Marginal note:Amount paid

    (5) If an increase to the career impact allowance was payable to a veteran referred to in subsection (1), under subsection 38(3) of the former Act, on March 31, 2019, then the Minister shall pay to the veteran, for every month for which the income replacement benefit is not payable to the veteran and that is included in the period beginning with the month of April 2019 and ending with the month in which the veteran dies, an amount equal to,

    • (a) if the increase was payable for the whole month of March 2019, the amount of the increase that the veteran received for that month, indexed until the time the amount is payable under this subsection; or

    • (b) if the increase was payable only for a portion of that month, the amount of the increase that the veteran would have received under subsection 38(3) of the former Act for that month if the increase had been payable for the whole month, indexed until the time the amount is payable under this subsection.

  • Marginal note:Non-application of subsection (5)

    (6) Subsection (5) does not apply if the Minister determines that the veteran’s eligibility for an amount that is payable under that subsection is based on a misrepresentation or the concealment of a material fact. The determination is deemed to be made under Part 2.

  • Marginal note:Amount deemed to be compensation

    (7) An amount paid or payable under subsection (5) is deemed to be compensation for the purposes of sections 88 to 90 and subsection 93(1).

  • Marginal note:Application of subsection 88(4)

    (8) Subsection 88(4) applies to an amount paid under subsection (5).

  • 2005, c. 21, s. 115
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 157

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