Veterans Well-being Act
Marginal note:Eligibility — veterans
38 (1) The Minister may, on application, pay a career impact allowance to a veteran who has one or more physical or mental health problems that are creating a permanent and severe impairment if the veteran, in respect of each of those health problems,
(a) has had an application for rehabilitation services approved under this Part; and
(b) has received a disability award under Part 3 or a pension for disability under the Pension Act, or would have received such an award or pension but has not because
(i) the aggregate of all of the veteran’s disability assessments and deemed disability assessments exceeds 100%, or
(ii) the disability award is not yet payable in accordance with section 53.
Marginal note:Ineligibility — exceptional incapacity allowance
(1.1) A veteran who has received or is receiving an exceptional incapacity allowance under the Pension Act is not eligible to be paid a career impact allowance.
Marginal note:Amount of allowance
(2) The Minister shall determine the amount of the career impact allowance that may be paid to the veteran in a year, taking into account the potential impact of the permanent and severe impairment on the veteran’s career advancement opportunities. The minimum career impact allowance shall be the amount set out in item 1, column 2, of Schedule 2, and the maximum career impact allowance shall be the amount set out in item 2, column 2.
Marginal note:Diminished earning capacity
(3) The Minister may, on application, increase the career impact allowance that may be paid under subsection (2) by the amount set out in item 2.1, column 2, of Schedule 2, if the Minister determines that the veteran has a diminished earning capacity.
- 2005, c. 21, s. 38
- 2011, c. 12, s. 8
- 2016, c. 7, ss. 85, 97
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