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Veterans Well-being Act

Version of section 65.1 from 2019-04-01 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Eligibility

  •  (1) The Minister may, on application by a veteran, pay a caregiver recognition benefit to a person designated by the veteran if

    • (a) the veteran has had an application for a disability award or pain and suffering compensation approved;

    • (b) as a result of the disability for which the application for a disability award or pain and suffering compensation was approved, the veteran requires ongoing care;

    • (b.1) the veteran has not been awarded a pension or compensation as those terms are defined in subsection 3(1) of the Pension Act;

    • (c) the designated person is 18 years of age or older and plays an essential role in the provision or coordination of the ongoing care to the veteran in the veteran’s home for which the person receives no remuneration; and

    • (d) the veteran meets the prescribed eligibility requirements.

  • Marginal note:Criteria to be considered

    (2) In deciding whether the veteran requires ongoing care, the Minister shall consider only prescribed criteria.

  • Marginal note:Factors to be considered

    (3) In deciding whether a designated person plays an essential role in the provision or coordination of the ongoing care to the veteran in the veteran’s home, the Minister shall consider only prescribed factors.

  • (4) [Repealed, 2017, c. 20, s. 279]

  • 2015, c. 36, s. 217
  • 2017, c. 20, s. 279
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 147

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