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Canada Disability Savings Act (S.C. 2007, c. 35, s. 136)

Act current to 2021-11-17 and last amended on 2017-01-01. Previous Versions

Payments (continued)

Marginal note:Interest

 The Minister may, in prescribed circumstances, pay interest, calculated as prescribed, in respect of Canada Disability Savings Grants or Canada Disability Savings Bonds.

Marginal note:Payments out of CRF

 All amounts payable by the Minister under this Act shall be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

Marginal note:Waiver

 On application made by the holder or the beneficiary, to avoid undue hardship, the Minister may, in prescribed circumstances, waive any of the prescribed requirements of this Act or the regulations that relate to the payment of any amount or the repayment of any amount or earnings generated by that amount. The application must be in the form and manner approved by the Minister.

General

Marginal note:Debt due to Her Majesty

  •  (1) An amount required to be repaid under this Act, the regulations or an agreement entered into under this Act constitutes a debt due to Her Majesty in right of Canada as of the date on which the Minister issues a written notice to the person responsible for the debt indicating the amount that is due.

  • Marginal note:Recovery of payments and interest

    (2) Debts due to Her Majesty in right of Canada under this Act are recoverable, including in the Federal Court or any other court of competent jurisdiction, by the Minister of National Revenue.

  • Marginal note:Deduction and set-off

    (3) Despite subsection 14(1), debts due to Her Majesty in right of Canada under this Act may be recovered at any time by way of deduction from, set-off against or, in Quebec, compensation against, any sum of money that may be due or payable by Her Majesty in right of Canada to the person responsible for the debt, other than an amount payable under section 122.61 of the Income Tax Act.

Marginal note:Deduction and set-off by the Minister

 Despite subsections 12(2) and 14(1), an amount required to be repaid by a person under this Act, the regulations or an agreement entered into under this Act may be recovered by the Minister at any time by way of deduction from, set-off against or, in Quebec, compensation against, any sum of money that may be due or payable under this Act to the person.

Marginal note:Limitation or prescription period

  •  (1) Subject to this section, no action or proceedings shall be taken to recover debts due to Her Majesty in right of Canada under this Act after the expiry of the six-year limitation or prescription period that begins on the day on which the Minister issues the notice referred to in subsection 12(1).

  • Marginal note:Acknowledgement of liability

    (2) If a person’s liability for debts due to Her Majesty in right of Canada under this Act is acknowledged in accordance with subsection (4), the time during which the limitation or prescription period has run before the acknowledgement does not count in the calculation of that period.

  • Marginal note:Acknowledgement after expiry of limitation or prescription period

    (3) If a person’s liability for debts due to Her Majesty in right of Canada under this Act is acknowledged in accordance with subsection (4) after the expiry of the limitation or prescription period, an action or proceedings to recover the money may, subject to subsections (2) and (5), be brought within six years after the date of the acknowledgement.

  • Marginal note:Types of acknowledgements

    (4) An acknowledgement of liability means

    • (a) a written promise to pay the money owing, signed by the person or his or her agent or other representative;

    • (b) a written acknowledgement of the money owing, signed by the person or his or her agent or other representative, whether or not a promise to pay can be implied from it and whether or not it contains a refusal to pay;

    • (c) a part payment by the person or his or her agent or other representative of any money owing; or

    • (d) any acknowledgement of the money owing made by the person, his or her agent or other representative or the trustee or director in the course of proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act or any other legislation dealing with the payment of debts.

  • Marginal note:Limitation or prescription period suspended

    (5) The running of a limitation or prescription period is suspended during

    • (a) the period beginning on the day on which the Minister receives an application under section 11 and ending on the day on which the Minister issues a decision;

    • (b) the period beginning on the day on which the Minister of National Revenue receives an application concerning subsection 146.4(12) of the Income Tax Act and ending on the day on which that Minister makes a decision;

    • (c) the period beginning on the day on which an application for judicial review, with respect to a decision of the Minister to issue a notice under subsection 12(1), is filed and ending on the day on which the final decision is rendered; and

    • (d) any period in which it is prohibited to commence or continue an action or other proceedings against the person to recover debts due to Her Majesty in right of Canada under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Enforcement proceedings

    (6) This section does not apply in respect of an action or proceedings relating to the execution, renewal or enforcement of a judgment.

Marginal note:Collection of information

 If the Minister considers it advisable, the Minister may, subject to conditions agreed on by the Minister and the Minister of National Revenue, collect any prescribed information for the administration of section 146.4 and Part XI of the Income Tax Act.

Marginal note:Notification by Minister of National Revenue

 When the Minister of National Revenue considers that a registered disability savings plan is no longer registered by virtue of the application of paragraph 146.4(10)(a) of the Income Tax Act, the Minister of National Revenue shall as soon as possible notify the Minister in writing.

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations for carrying out the purpose and provisions of this Act and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, may make regulations

  • (a) establishing requirements that must be met by a registered disability savings plan and by persons in respect of the plan before a Canada Disability Savings Grant or a Canada Disability Savings Bond may be paid in respect of the plan;

  • (b) establishing the manner of determining the amount of a Canada Disability Savings Grant that may be paid in respect of contributions made to registered disability savings plans or the amount of a Canada Disability Savings Bond that may be paid into those plans;

  • (c) specifying terms and conditions to be included in agreements entered into between an issuer of a registered disability savings plan and the Minister;

  • (d) governing the repayment of any amount paid under this Act or earnings generated by those amounts including providing for the circumstances under which an amount or earnings must be repaid and the manner of calculating such an amount or earnings;

  • (e) specifying the circumstances in which the Minister may pay interest on Canada Disability Savings Grants or Canada Disability Savings Bonds as well as the manner of calculating interest;

  • (f) specifying the requirements of this Act or the regulations relating to the payment of any amount or the repayment of any amount or earnings generated by that amount that may be waived by the Minister to avoid undue hardship;

  • (g) specifying the circumstances in which the Minister may waive the requirements provided under paragraph (f);

  • (h) specifying information that the Minister may collect under section 15; and

  • (i) requiring issuers to keep any record, book or other document containing any information relevant to the administration or enforcement of this Act or the regulations, and respecting where, how and how long it is to be kept.

 
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