Veterans Well-being Act
Marginal note:Eligibility — survivors and orphans
22 (1) The Minister may, on application, pay, in accordance with section 23, an earnings loss benefit to a member’s or a veteran’s survivor or orphan, if the member or veteran dies as the result of
(a) a service-related injury or disease; or
(b) a non-service-related injury or disease that was aggravated by service.
Marginal note:When benefit payable
(2) The earnings loss benefit begins to be payable on the later of
(a) the day after the day of the member’s or veteran’s death, and
(b) the day that is one year prior to the day on which the application for the benefit is approved in respect of the survivor or orphan, as the case may be.
Marginal note:Duration of benefit
(3) The earnings loss benefit ceases to be payable on the day on which the member or veteran, if alive, would have attained the age of 65 years.
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