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Veterans Well-being Act

Version of section 26 from 2019-04-01 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Eligibility — veteran’s death at age 65 years or older

  •  (1) The Minister may, on application, pay, in accordance with section 26.1, an income replacement benefit to a veteran’s survivor or orphan if the veteran dies on or after the day on which they attain the age of 65 years and the veteran was entitled to the income replacement benefit at the time of their death.

  • Marginal note:When benefit payable

    (2) The income replacement benefit begins to be payable on the later of

    • (a) the first day of the month after the month in which the veteran dies, and

    • (b) the day that is one year before the first day of the month in which the Minister determines that the survivor or orphan is entitled to the benefit.

  • Marginal note:Duration of benefit

    (3) Subject to section 26.2, the income replacement benefit ceases to be payable, as the case may be,

    • (a) to the survivor, on the first day of the month after the month in which the survivor dies; and

    • (b) to the orphan, on the earlier of

      • (i) the first day of the month after the month in which the orphan is no longer an orphan, and

      • (ii) the first day of the month after the month in which the orphan dies.

  • 2005, c. 21, s. 26
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 135

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