Veterans Well-being Act
Marginal note:Eligibility — service-related death before age 65
22 (1) The Minister may, on application, pay, in accordance with section 23, an income replacement benefit to a member’s or a veteran’s survivor or orphan if the member or veteran dies before the day on which they attain the age of 65 years 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 income replacement benefit begins to be payable on the later of
(a) the first day of the month after the month in which the member or veteran dies, and
(b) the day that is one year before the first day of the month in which the Minister determines that the survivor or orphan is entitled to the benefit.
Marginal note:Duration of benefit
(3) Subject to section 26.2, the income replacement benefit ceases to be payable, as the case may be,
(a) to the survivor, on the first day of the month after the month in which the survivor dies; and
(b) to the orphan, on the earlier of
(i) the first day of the month after the month in which the orphan is no longer an orphan, and
(ii) the first day of the month after the month in which the orphan dies.
- 2005, c. 21, s. 22
- 2018, c. 12, s. 133
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