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Diplomatic Service (Special) Superannuation Act

Version of section 5 from 2002-12-31 to 2003-08-31:


Marginal note:Pension to Public Official

  •  (1) Every Public Official who

    • (a) has served as a Public Official for not less than five years, and

    • (b) immediately prior to his appointment to a Public Office, was not a contributor under the Civil Service Superannuation Act or the Public Service Superannuation Act

    is, subject to this Act, entitled on his retirement or resignation

    • (c) if he has reached the age of sixty-five years or is afflicted with a permanent infirmity disabling him from the due execution of his office, to a pension calculated in accordance with subsection (2), or

    • (d) if he has not reached the age of sixty-five years, to

      • (i) a deferred pension, calculated in accordance with subsection (2), or

      • (ii) a return of the total contributions made by him under this Part, together with interest, if any, calculated pursuant to subsection (10),

      at his option, except that if he has reached the age of forty-five years and has served as a Public Official for not less than ten years, he is not entitled to a return of contributions in respect of any period of service as a Public Official after September 30, 1967.

  • Marginal note:Amount

    (2) Subject to this Act, the pension to which a Public Official is entitled under this section shall,

    • (a) where he served in a Public Office for not less than five years but less than ten years, be fifteen-fiftieths of his average salary;

    • (b) where he served in a Public Office for not less than ten years but less than twenty years, be the aggregate of

      • (i) twenty-five fiftieths of his average salary, and

      • (ii) one-fiftieth of his average salary multiplied by the number of years of his service in the Public Office in excess of ten; or

    • (c) where he served in a Public Office for not less than twenty years, be thirty-five fiftieths of his average salary.

  • Marginal note:Deductions from pension

    (3) Where a Public Official

    • (a) has reached the age of sixty-five years and has ceased to hold office as a Public Official, or

    • (b) has become disabled and a disability pension has become payable to him under the Canada Pension Plan,

    there shall be deducted from the amount of any pension to which he is entitled under this section

    • (c) an amount equal to one-fiftieth of his Average Maximum Pensionable Earnings for each year between January 1, 1966 and December 31, 1975 that he has contributed under this Act, and

    • (d) an amount equal to one one-hundredth of his Average Maximum Pensionable Earnings for each year after 1975 that he has contributed under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (4) In this section,

    Average Maximum Pensionable Earnings

    moyenne des maximums des gains ouvrant droit à pension

    Average Maximum Pensionable Earnings means, with respect to any Public Official, the average of the Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings for the year in which he ceased to hold office as a Public Official and for each of the two preceding years; (moyenne des maximums des gains ouvrant droit à pension)

    average salary

    traitement moyen

    average salary means the average of the salary received by a Public Official during the last ten years of his service in a Public Office or, where he served less than ten years in a Public Office, the average of the salary received by him during his entire service in a Public Office; (traitement moyen)

    deferred pension

    pension différée

    deferred pension means a pension that becomes payable to a Public Official at the time he reaches sixty-five years of age; (pension différée)

    Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings

    maximum des gains annuels ouvrant droit à pension

    Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings has the same meaning as in the Canada Pension Plan. (maximum des gains annuels ouvrant droit à pension)

  • Marginal note:When age of sixty-five deemed to be reached

    (5) For the purposes of subsection (3), a Public Official shall be deemed to have reached the age of sixty-five years at the beginning of the month following the month in which he actually reached that age.

  • Marginal note:Circumstances where amount to be increased

    (6) Subject to subsection (7), where

    • (a) the amount of the pension to which a Public Official is entitled under subsection (1) on his retirement or resignation, together with such amount as is determined in accordance with the regulations to be the amount of any retirement or disability pension to which he is entitled under the Canada Pension Plan (or to which he would be entitled thereunder if he applied therefor and in the case of a retirement pension, it had not been commuted), that is attributable to contributions made thereunder in respect of his employment as a Public Official

    is less than

    • (b) the amount of the pension to which he would have been entitled under this Act if no deduction was made as required under subsection (3),

    the amount of the pension to which that Public Official is entitled under this Act shall, on application therefor by him in the manner prescribed by the regulations, be increased by the amount of the difference effective from such day as is determined in accordance with the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Maximum pension

    (7) Notwithstanding anything in this section, the pension to which a Public Official is entitled under this section shall not exceed an amount that, when added to any superannuation or retirement pension or annuity received by him in respect of any prior service under any other Act of Parliament, equals the pension to which he would have been entitled if the prior service and the annual remuneration on which that other pension or annuity is calculated were, respectively, additional years of service in a Public Office and salary as a Public Official.

  • Marginal note:Return of contributions to Public Official on retirement or resignation

    (8) Every Public Official who

    • (a) immediately prior to his appointment to a Public Office was not a contributor under the Civil Service Superannuation Act or the Public Service Superannuation Act, and

    • (b) on his retirement or resignation is not entitled to a pension under subsection (1),

    is entitled, on his retirement or resignation, to a return of the total contributions made by him under this Part, together with interest, if any, calculated pursuant to subsection (10).

  • Marginal note:Return of contributions to surviving spouse of Public Official

    (9) On the death of a Public Official who is a contributor under this Act, other than a Public Official who has made an election under subsection 9(1), there shall be paid, as a death benefit, to his surviving spouse the total amount of the contributions made by that Public Official under this Part, together with interest, if any, calculated pursuant to subsection (10).

  • Marginal note:Interest on payment of amount of contributions

    (10) Where, at any time after December 31, 1974, a Public Official or his surviving spouse becomes entitled, pursuant to subsection (1), (8) or (9) or 9(6) or section 12, to be paid any amount of the contributions made by the Public Official under this Part, the President of the Treasury Board shall

    • (a) determine the total amount of the contributions that have been made under this Act by the Public Official

      • (i) prior to 1974, and

      • (ii) during each year, in this subsection called a "contribution year", subsequent to 1973, in which contributions were made by the Public Official; and

    • (b) calculate interest at the rate of four per cent compounded annually

      • (i) on the total amount determined in respect of the period referred to in subparagraph (a)(i) from December 31, 1973 to December 31 of the year immediately preceding the year in which he ceased to be a contributor under this Act, and

      • (ii) on the aggregate amount determined in respect of each contribution year referred to in subparagraph (a)(ii) from December 31 of that year to December 31 of the year immediately preceding the year in which he ceased to be a contributor under this Act.

  • R.S., c. D-5, s. 4
  • R.S., c. 13(1st Supp.), s. 2
  • 1974-75-76, c. 81, s. 75
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