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Children’s Special Allowances Act

Version of section 4 from 2015-07-01 to 2022-06-22:


Marginal note:Application for special allowance

  •  (1) A special allowance is not payable in respect of a child for any month unless

    • (a) an application therefor has been made in the prescribed manner by the department, agency or institution referred to in section 3 that maintains the child; and

    • (b) payment of the special allowance has been approved under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Commencement of special allowance

    (2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), where payment of a special allowance is approved in respect of a child, payment thereof shall commence with the month following the month in which the application therefor is received, but where a special allowance would have been payable before that month if an application therefor had been received, the special allowance is payable for each month commencing with the latest of

    • (a) the eleventh month preceding the month in which the application was received,

    • (b) the month in which a special allowance would first have been payable if an application therefor had been received, and

    • (c) January 1993.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) No special allowance is payable for the month in which the child in respect of whom the special allowance is payable commences to be maintained by a department, agency or institution, and no special allowance is payable in respect of a child for the month in which the child is born or commences to reside in Canada.

  • Marginal note:When special allowance ceases

    (4) A special allowance ceases to be payable with the payment for the month in which the child in respect of whom the special allowance is payable

    • (a) ceases to be maintained by the department, agency or institution;

    • (b) ceases to reside in Canada;

    • (c) dies; or

    • (d) reaches 18 years of age.

  • 1992, c. 48, s. 23 (Sch., s. 4)
  • 2006, c. 4, s. 171
  • 2015, c. 36, s. 39
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