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Version of document from 2006-03-22 to 2006-10-25:

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1393

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION ACT

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE SUPERANNUATION ACT

Regulations Made Pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Regulations.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

Act

Act means the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act; (Loi)

a(f) Ultimate

a(f) Ultimate and a(f) and a(m) Ultimate Tables means the tables so entitled appearing in the “Mortality of Annuitants 1900-1920” published on behalf of the Institute of Actuaries and The Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland, 1924. (Table a(f) Ultimate et Table a(f) et a(m) Ultimate)

valuation day

valuation day means the day on which the commuted value referred to in subsection 12.1(1) of the Act is transferred. (date d’évaluation)

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 1

 For the purpose of the definition active service in subsection 3(1) of the Act,

active service

active service means full-time service as a member of

  • (a) a component of the naval, army or air forces of Canada while that component was on active service having been placed on active service by the Governor in Council pursuant to the Militia ActFootnote 1, or

  • (b) a component of the naval, army or air forces of Her Majesty other than the forces specified in paragraph (a) while members of that component were subject to service in a theatre of war; (service actif)

veterans’ hospital

veterans’ hospital means, with respect to any person, any place where that person underwent on an in-patient basis, or on an out-patient basis with allowances, treatment authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Pensions and National Health or the Department of Soldiers’ Civil Re-establishment. (hôpital des anciens combattants)

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

Members of the Force

 Every member of the Force of a class not holding a rank in the Force other than the Director General of Security and Intelligence is hereby designated to be a member of the Force for the purposes of Part I of the Act.

Service in the Force

  •  (1) Any period of service of a person as a special constable in the Force before April 1, 1960, or any period of service of a person as a member of a provincial or municipal police force of a province or municipality with which the Governor in Council has entered into an arrangement under section 5 of the former Act, or with which the Minister has entered into an arrangement under section 20 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, may be counted as service in the Force for the purposes of Parts I and II of the Act.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a period of service of a person as a member of a provincial or municipal police force described in subsection (1) may be counted as service in the Force for the purposes of Part II of the Act only if his service in the force has been continuous since the date of absorption of that police force into the Force and the disability sustained during that period, in respect of which the application for pension under that Part is made, is a disability for which that person is not and was not eligible to receive compensation under a law of a province that provides for the payment of workmen’s compensation.

  • (3) For the purposes of paragraph 8(2)(c) of the Act, a period of service of less than 90 days means any period of service in a fiscal year in which the aggregate number of days during which a person has been employed is less than 90, but does not include any period of service that may be counted pursuant to

    • (a) clause 6(b)(ii)(A) of the Act;

    • (b) clause 6(b)(ii)(F) of the Act; or

    • (c) section 24 of the Act, where the service

      • (i) immediately precedes the day on which the member becomes a contributor, or

      • (ii) is part of a continuous period of service of at least 90 days that begins in one fiscal year and ends in the succeeding fiscal year.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2
  • SOR/2001-130, s. 2(F)
  •  (1) Notwithstanding subsection 5(1) and section 36 of the Act, a person who attains 71 years of age on or before October 30, 1998 is not required to contribute to the Superannuation Account under those provisions in respect of any service in the Force after that date.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection 5(1) and section 36 of the Act, a person who attains 71 years of age after October 30, 1998 is not required to contribute to the Superannuation Account under those provisions in respect of any service in the Force after December 31 of the year in which that person attains that age.

  • (3) Notwithstanding subsection 8(1) of the Act, a person who, pursuant to subsection (1) or (2), is not required to contribute to the Superannuation Account shall not count as pensionable service any service after the date on which, pursuant to subsection (1) or (2), the person ceases to be required to contribute to that account or elect, after that date, to count any service as pensionable service.

  • (4) Notwithstanding subsection 39(3) of the Act, for the purposes of section 39 of the Act, the retirement year or retirement month of a person referred to in subsection (1) or (2) to whom, in respect of whom or in respect of whose service a pension is payable is the year or month, as the case may be, in which, pursuant to subsection (1) or (2), that person ceases to be required to contribute to the Superannuation Account.

  • SOR/98-531, s. 1

Canada Pension Plan

 For the purposes of subsection 3(4) of the Act, employment on or after January 1, 1966 as a member of the Force to whom the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Continuation Act applies is excepted employment for the purposes of the Canada Pension Plan.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

Kinds of Pension Benefits

  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraph 5(2)(b) of the Act, the kind of superannuation or pension benefit therein referred to is one that

    • (a) is granted under the Judges Act; or

    • (b) is payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund or out of any account or fund in the Consolidated Revenue Fund, other than the Superannuation Account or the Government Annuities Account, and

      • (i) is related in amount to the period of service that may be counted by the person to whom the superannuation or pension benefit is payable, and

      • (ii) is payable in instalments during the lifetime of the recipient and thereafter if the superannuation or pension plan so provides.

  • (2) For the purposes of paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Act, the kind of superannuation or pension benefit therein referred to is one that

    • (a) is provided in whole or in part as a result of contributions made otherwise than by the contributor;

    • (b) is related in amount to the period of service that may be counted by the person to whom the superannuation or pension benefit is payable; and

    • (c) is payable in instalments during the lifetime of the recipient and thereafter if the superannuation or pension plan so provides.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

Allowances to Be Included as Pay

  •  (1) For the purposes of the definition pay in subsection 3(1) of the Act, the allowances by way of compensation or otherwise are

    • (a) the allowances that the person referred to in that subsection was entitled to count for pension purposes under the former Act;

    • (b) the value of free meals or quarters, or of single or double rations, supplied or received as part of the remuneration of a member of the Force, determined, where applicable, as provided from time to time for the purposes of any Act of Parliament respecting income taxes;

    • (c) service pay received by a member of the Force after October 1, 1966, as compensation for long service in the Force;

    • (d) extra pay received by a member of the Force in respect of the performance of flying duties;

    • (e) responsibility allowance received by a special constable in respect of supervisory duties; and

    • (f) instrument pay received by a member of the Force who holds a valid instrument rating certificate.

  • (2) Where a member has not received the allowance specified in subsection (1) due to absence on authorized leave with or without pay, the rate of pay for superannuation purposes is not reduced by the equivalent value of the allowances that the member did not receive.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 1

Maximum Salary

 For the purposes of paragraph 5(2)(c) of the Act, no person shall contribute to the Superannuation Account in respect of any portion of the person's annual rate of pay that is in excess of the amount determined by the formula

(A – 0.013B) ÷ 0.02 + B

and rounded to the next highest multiple of $100, where

A
is
  • (a) in respect of pay received in 1995, $1,722.22, and

  • (b) in respect of pay received in any year after 1995, the amount of the defined benefit limit determined for that year pursuant to subsection 8500(1) of the Income Tax Regulations; and

B
is the Year's Maximum Pensionable Earnings for that year determined pursuant to section 18 of the Canada Pension Plan.
  •  SOR/95-119, s. 1

Payments by Instalments

  •  (1) Where a contributor has elected to pay in instalments for any period of service for which he has elected to pay into the Superannuation Account for life, or for a period of years not greater than life, such payments shall be made in the following manner:

    • (a) the first instalment shall be due and payable on the first day of the month next following the month of election and succeeding instalments monthly thereafter during the term selected by the contributor, computed in accordance with Canadian Life Table No. 2 (1941), Males or Females, as the case may be, with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum; and

    • (b) the contributor may from time to time amend his payment plan to provide for payment of the instalments still to be paid in a lump sum or by larger monthly instalments on a basis similar to that described in paragraph (a), calculated as of the date of the amendment.

  • (2) Where a contributor has opted, pursuant to subsection 8(5) of the Act, to pay an amount in instalments for a duration of less than for life, and financial hardship unforeseen by the contributor at the date of the option would be caused by the requirement to continue to pay such instalments, on application to the Minister by the contributor, the contributor may pay the amount owing in instalments over a period not exceeding three times the period over which the instalments would be paid under subsection 8(5) of the Act or 15 years, whichever is the lesser, commencing as of the first day of the month following the month in which the application is received.

  • (3) Where a contributor defaults in respect of any instalment payable by him, the Minister shall forthwith demand payment from the contributor of the amount in default (except that where a contributor is on leave of absence without pay the Minister shall not make such a demand until he ceases so to be on leave of absence) and thereupon the amount in default, with interest as provided in subsection (7) to the date of demand, shall be payable

    • (a) in a lump sum immediately, or

    • (b) in monthly instalments for the lesser of

      • (i) the life of the contributor, or

      • (ii) the remainder of the period during which instalments under subsection (1) are to be paid,

    as the contributor elects, the value of which, calculated as of the date of election of the contributor under this subsection, in accordance with Canadian Life Table No. 2 (1941) Males or Females, as the case may be, with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum, is the amount that is in default with interest to the date of demand; and if the contributor does not elect within 30 days from the date of the demand, he shall be deemed to have chosen the method of payment specified in paragraph (b).

  • (4) A contributor to whom subsection (3) applies, in lieu of making an election under that subsection, may, before the expiration of the 30-day period mentioned therein, elect, subject to the approval of the Minister, to pay the instalments in default, with interest (notwithstanding subsection (7)) at the rate of four per cent per annum from the due date of each defaulted instalment until payment thereof, over a period equal to the period that the contributor is in default, such period to commence

    • (a) 30 days after the end of the period during which the contributor is paying the contributions mentioned in subsection (1) that were not in default, or

    • (b) on the last day of the month in which the contributor makes an election under this subsection,

    whichever is the later; and if the contributor dies before all of the said instalments, together with interest as provided in this section, are paid, the unpaid instalments, together with interest as provided in this section, may be recovered in the manner described in subsection (6).

  • (5) Where a contributor ceases to be a member of the Force and becomes entitled to any benefit under the Act before the amount payable by him under this section is paid, recovery may be made at any time by retention by way of deduction or set-off out of the benefit payable to the contributor

    • (a) in a lump sum immediately, or

    • (b) in monthly instalments for the lesser of

      • (i) the life of the contributor, or

      • (ii) the remainder of the period during which instalments under subsection (1) are to be paid,

    as the contributor elects, the value of which, calculated as of the date of election of the contributor under this subsection in accordance with Canadian Life Table No. 2 (1941), Males or Females, as the case may be, is the amount payable by him under this section with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum.

  • (6) Where an amount payable by a contributor under the Act is unpaid at the time of death of the contributor, that amount may be recovered from any allowance payable under the Act to the surviving spouse or children of the contributor, at the option of the recipient,

    • (a) by reservation of a lump sum immediately on the allowance becoming payable; or

    • (b) by reservation from the monthly instalment of the allowance of an amount equal to the amount of any instalment payable by the contributor under this section prior to the death of the contributor or 30 per cent of the gross amount of the monthly instalment, whichever is the lesser.

  • (6.1) Notwithstanding subsection (6), where payment pursuant to that subsection would cause financial hardship to the recipient, the recipient may choose to pay the amount payable by reservation from the monthly instalment of the allowance of an amount not less than 15 per cent of the gross monthly allowance.

  • (7) Where an amount that is payable by a contributor or a recipient is paid after the day on which it is due, there shall, in addition, be payable interest on that amount at the rate of four per cent per annum from the due date until the day on which it is paid or demand is made in accordance with this section for payment of the amount due, whichever first occurs.

  • (8) Notwithstanding anything in this section,

    • (a) where the contributor or his personal representative or the recipient pays in full an amount that is due under this section before the expiration of 30 days from the due date, interest is not payable thereon;

    • (b) where, after a demand is made by the Minister under this section for payment of an amount including interest, that amount is paid in full before the expiration of 30 days from the date of demand, interest is not payable under subsection (7) with respect thereto; and

    • (c) where a contributor has authorized or directed that the amount payable by him under this section be deducted from moneys payable to him by or on behalf of Her Majesty and the contributor is in default because those deductions have not been made, interest is not payable under subsections (4) and (7) on an amount equal to the deductions that have not been so made.

  • (9) For the purposes of this section, a demand by or on behalf of the Minister for payment of an amount is deemed to have been made on the day on which a letter, demanding payment, signed by or on behalf of the Minister and addressed to the contributor or recipient, as the case may be, is placed in the mail.

  • (10) Nothing in this section prohibits a person from paying at any time before it is due any amount payable by him, or that is deductible from any benefit payable to him, under this section.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2
  • SOR/95-571, s. 1

Recovery of Amounts Paid in Error

  •  (1) Where, under Part I or III of the Act, an amount has been paid in error to a person in respect of an annuity, annual allowance or supplementary benefit, the Minister shall immediately demand payment from that person of that amount.

  • (2) If a person from whom payment of an amount has been demanded pursuant to subsection (1) has not paid the amount within 30 days after the day on which the demand is made, the Minister may deduct the amount from the person’s annuity, annual allowance or supplementary benefit, in approximately equal monthly instalments equal to ten per cent of the gross monthly amount of the annuity, annual allowance or supplementary benefit, as the case may be.

  • (3) Where deductions are to be made pursuant to this section, the first deduction shall be made in the month following the month in which the 30 day period referred to in subsection (2) ends and further deductions shall be made in each month thereafter until the amount owing has been paid in full.

  • (4) A person in respect of whom deductions are made under subsection (2) may, at any time,

    • (a) pay the amount then owing in one lump sum;

    • (b) arrange to have the amount of the monthly instalments increased; or

    • (c) make a partial payment and arrange to have the remaining amount owing deducted in approximately equal monthly instalments, over a period equal to or less than the period over which instalments would otherwise be payable under that subsection.

  • (5) Notwithstanding subsection (2), where payment pursuant to that subsection would cause the person financial hardship, the person may pay the amount owing by reservation from the annuity, annual allowance or supplementary benefit of approximately equal instalments over a period not exceeding three times the period over which the instalments would be paid under that subsection or 15 years, whichever is the lesser.

  • (6) Where a person in respect of whom deductions are made pursuant to this section dies before the amount owing has been paid in full, the amount still owing shall be recovered from any further benefits payable under the Act in respect of that person.

  • (7) For the purposes of this section, a demand by or on behalf of the Minister for payment of an amount from a contributor or recipient shall be considered to have been made on the day on which a letter demanding payment, signed by or on behalf of the Minister and addressed to the contributor or recipient, is placed in the mail.

  • (8) Nothing in this section prohibits a person from paying an amount at any time before that amount becomes payable.

  • SOR/95-571, s. 2

Leave of Absence Without Pay

  •  (1) Subject to subsection 6.1(2) of the Act and to subsections (2) and (3), a contributor who is absent from the Force on leave without pay shall contribute to the Superannuation Account

    • (a) in respect of the first three months of any such absence, the amount that would have been payable by that contributor pursuant to subsection 5(1) and section 36 of the Act had the contributor not been absent; and

    • (b) in respect of any portion of the period of absence subsequent to the portion referred to in paragraph (a), the aggregate of

      • (i) two and one-half times the amount that would have been payable by that contributor pursuant to subsection 5(1) of the Act had the contributor not been absent, and

      • (ii) twice the amount that would have been payable by that contributor pursuant to section 36 of the Act had the contributor not been absent.

  • (2) Subject to subsection 6.1(2) of the Act, where a contributor is absent from the Force on leave without pay

    • (a) for a period not exceeding six consecutive days in respect of which the contributor would have received pay had the contributor not been absent, or

    • (b) where the Commissioner is satisfied that the contributor is absent

      • (i) in order to undergo training or instruction to the advantage of the Force,

      • (ii) because of illness or disability that renders the contributor unfit to pursue any gainful employment,

      • (iii) because of the pregnancy of the contributor, or

      • (iv) because of personal needs, where the leave of absence is for a period not exceeding three months and has been approved by the appropriate authority,

    the contributor shall contribute to the Superannuation Account in respect of that period of absence the amount that would have been payable pursuant to subsection 5(1) and section 36 of the Act had the contributor not been absent.

  • (3) Subject to subsection 6.1(2) of the Act, where a contributor is absent from the Force on leave without pay

    • (a) because of the birth of a child of the contributor,

    • (b) in order to carry out parental responsibilities in respect of the acceptance of custody of a child for adoption, or

    • (c) to provide a child of the contributor with care and custody,

    the contributor shall pay into the Superannuation Account, in respect of any portion of the period of absence that falls within the 52 week period following the day of birth of the child of the contributor or the day of adoption of the child by the contributor, as the case may be, the amount that the contributor would have had to pay pursuant to subsection 5(1) and section 36 of the Act had the contributor not been absent.

  • SOR/89-354, s. 1
  • SOR/93-219, s. 2
  • SOR/95-571, s. 3

 For the purposes of Parts I and III of the Act, a contributor who is absent from the Force on leave without pay is deemed to have received, during that absence, pay equal to the pay that would have been authorized to be paid to the contributor had the contributor not been absent.

  • SOR/95-571, s. 3

 Subject to sections 10.3 to 10.6, an amount payable by a contributor under section 10 shall be paid

  • (a) in a lump sum, within 30 days after the contributor’s return to duty in a position in respect of which the contributor is required under section 5 or 36 of the Act to contribute to the Superannuation Account and in a capacity other than on leave without pay from another position in the Force; or

  • (b) in approximately equal instalments, by reservation from the contributor’s pay, over a period beginning on the contributor’s return to duty in a position and capacity referred to in paragraph (a) and equal to twice the period of absence in respect of which the contributor is required to contribute under section 10.

  • SOR/95-571, s. 3

 Where a contributor who is paying an amount in instalments pursuant to paragraph 10.2(b) commences another absence from the Force on leave without pay before all of the instalments have been paid,

  • (a) payment of the unpaid instalments is deferred until the contributor returns to duty in a position and capacity referred to in paragraph 10.2(a); and

  • (b) an amount equal to the aggregate of the amount of the unpaid instalments and the amount payable under section 10 in respect of the latest absence is payable in the manner set out in section 10.2, except that the period referred to in paragraph 10.2(b) shall be equal to the aggregate of the period over which the unpaid instalments were to have been deducted and twice the period of the latest absence in respect of which the contributor is required to contribute under section 10.

  • SOR/95-571, s. 3

 Where an amount payable by a contributor pursuant to section 10 is unpaid at the time the contributor ceases to be a member of the Force, that amount shall be paid out of any benefit that is or becomes payable under the Act to or in respect of the contributor

  • (a) where the benefit is an annuity, annual allowance or supplementary benefit,

    • (i) by reservation from the monthly instalment of the benefit of an amount equal to the amount of any instalment otherwise payable under paragraph 10.2(b) or 30 per cent of the gross amount of the monthly instalment, whichever is the lesser, or

    • (ii) if the recipient so elects, in a lump sum immediately on the benefit becoming payable; or

  • (b) in the case of a benefit other than a benefit referred to in paragraph (a), in a lump sum immediately on the benefit becoming payable.

  • SOR/95-571, s. 3

 Where an amount payable by a contributor pursuant to section 10 is unpaid at the time of death of the contributor, that amount may be recovered, under subsection 8(7) of the Act, from any allowance payable under the Act to the surviving spouse or children of the contributor, at the option of the recipient,

  • (a) by reservation of a lump sum immediately on the allowance becoming payable; or

  • (b) by reservation from the monthly instalment of the allowance of an amount equal to the amount of any instalment payable by the contributor under paragraph 10.2(b) prior to the death of the contributor or 30 per cent of the gross amount of the monthly instalment, whichever is the lesser.

  • SOR/95-571, s. 3
  •  (1) Notwithstanding sections 10.2 to 10.5, where payment of an amount referred to in any of those sections would cause financial hardship to the contributor or a recipient, the contributor or recipient may choose to pay the amount payable

    • (a) in respect of payment under section 10.2, by reservation from the contributor’s pay in approximately equal instalments over a period not exceeding three times the period of absence of the contributor or 15 years, whichever is the lesser; and

    • (b) in respect of payment under subparagraph 10.4(a)(i) or paragraph 10.5(b), by reservation from the monthly instalment of the annuity, annual allowance, supplementary benefit or allowance of an amount not less than 15 per cent of the gross amount of the instalment.

  • (2) Nothing in section 10.2 or 10.3 prohibits the payment at any time before the time for payment specified in that section of all or part of an amount payable pursuant to section 10.

  • SOR/95-571, s. 3
  •  (1) A contributor may make an election under subsection 6.1(1) of the Act

    • (a) in respect of a period of leave of absence without pay that ends on or after December 1, 1995, at any time during the period that begins three months after the period of leave commenced and ends three months after the day on which the contributor returns to duty in a position in respect of which the contributor is required under section 7 or 36 of the Act to contribute to the Superannuation Account and in a capacity other than on leave without pay from another position in the Force; and

    • (b) in respect of a period of leave of absence without pay that ended before December 1, 1995 and in respect of which the contributor has not, before that day, made all of the contributions required pursuant to section 10 in respect of that period, at any time before all of those contributions have been made.

  • (2) A contributor may revoke an election made under subsection 6.1(1) of the Act if the contributor received, from a person employed in the Force or the Public Service whose ordinary duties included the giving of advice respecting the counting of service under the Act, erroneous or misleading information regarding

    • (a) the amount that would otherwise have been required to be contributed in respect of the period in relation to which the election was made;

    • (b) the amount that would be required to be contributed, or any other conditions that would apply, if the contributor were to make an election under clause 6(b)(ii)(K) of the Act;

    • (c) the resulting benefit that would have been provided by the addition to the contributor’s pensionable service credit of the period in respect of which the election was made; or

    • (d) the deductibility, under the Income Tax Act, of contributions referred to in paragraph (a) or (b).

  • (3) A revocation under subsection (2) applies to the entire period of service in respect of which the election was made.

  • (4) A revocation under subsection (2) shall be made within three months after the day on which the contributor received written acknowledgement that the information referred to in that subsection was erroneous or misleading.

  • SOR/95-571, s. 3

 For the purposes of paragraph 7(1)(i) of the Act, a contributor who elects, pursuant to clause 6(b)(ii)(K) of the Act, to make payments in respect of a period of service in respect of which the contributor has made an election under subsection 6.1(1) of the Act, shall pay an amount equal to the aggregate of

  • (a) the amount that the contributor would have been required, under section 10, to contribute in respect of that service, if the contributor had received pay during that period equal to the pay authorized to be paid to the person on the day the person made the election under clause 6(b)(ii)(K) of the Act, and

  • (b) interest within the meaning of subsection 7(2) of the Act.

  • SOR/95-571, s. 3

 For the purposes of subsection 6.1(4) of the Act, the portion of a period of leave of absence that is to be counted as pensionable service under clause 6(a)(ii)(A) of the Act is the least recent portion of the period of leave in respect of which contributions made prior to the election would have been sufficient for the purposes of section 10 if those contributions had been applied to that portion.

  • SOR/95-571, s. 3
  •  (1) Notwithstanding Part I of the Act, a contributor shall not count as pensionable service any period of leave of absence without pay, or any portion of such a period, that begins after October 30, 1998 if the absence does not meet the conditions for a qualifying period set out in subsection 8507(2) of the Income Tax Regulations, as that subsection read on January 15, 1992.

  • (2) Notwithstanding Parts I and III of the Act, a contributor who, by reason of subsection (1), cannot count a period of leave of absence without pay, or a portion of such a period, as pensionable service is not required to contribute to the Superannuation Account in respect of that period or portion of a period.

  • SOR/98-531, s. 2

Elections

 Where a contributor has elected to pay for any portion of a period of service described in clause 6(b)(i)(B) of the Act, and at any later time, elects to pay for any further portion of that period of service, the portion of the period for which he elected to pay in the first instance is deemed to be the most distant in point of time.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2
  •  (1) Notwithstanding Part I of the Act, an election made after October 30, 1998 to count as pensionable service any period of service that includes service after December 31, 1989 is void in respect of that period if the Minister of National Revenue refuses to issue a certification, pursuant to paragraph 147.1(10)(a) of the Income Tax Act, that the conditions prescribed pursuant to that paragraph, as at January 15, 1992, were met in respect of the service after December 31, 1989.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection 8(2) of the Act, an election made after October 30, 1998 in respect of any period of service that includes service after December 31, 1989 that would be void under that subsection is void only if, 60 days after being notified by the Minister that the Minister of National Revenue has issued a certification referred to in subsection (1), the elector is entitled to count the period of service to which the certification relates for the purposes of any superannuation or pension benefit of a kind referred to in subsection 7(2), other than a superannuation or pension benefit payable under Part I of the Act.

  • (3) Subsection 24(3) of the Act does not apply to a person who elects under subsection 24(1) of the Act after January 30, 1999 in respect of a period of service that includes service after December 31, 1989, if the Minister of National Revenue refuses to issue the certification referred to in subsection (1).

  • SOR/98-531, s. 3

 Notwithstanding section 6 of the Act, an election made after October 30, 1998 to count any period of service as pensionable service is void in respect of any period of service in respect of which

  • (a) pension benefits did not accrue under the defined benefit provision of a pension plan registered under the Income Tax Act; or

  • (b) contributions were not made by or on behalf of the employee under a money purchase provision of a pension plan registered under the Income Tax Act.

  • SOR/98-531, s. 3
  •  (1) Any person to whom subsection 26(5) of chapter 34 of the Statutes of Canada, 1959 applies may make any election, exercise any option or do any other thing specified in subsection 26(8) of that Act, if he has not made the election or exercised the option, at any time within one year from the last day on which that person, but for this subsection, could have made that election or exercised that option whether or not at the time he makes the election or exercised the option he is a member of the Force.

  • (2) Every election made or every option exercised within the time specified in this section shall be deemed, for the purposes of the Act, to have been made or exercised within the time fixed by the Act for the making of that election or the exercising of that option whether or not the person by whom it was made or exercised was, at the time of its making, a member of the Force.

Revocation of Elections

  •  (1) An election made by a contributor under the Act to pay for a period of service may, with the consent of the Minister, be revoked by the contributor in whole or in part

    • (a) as to payments made and to be made for the period of service mentioned in the election, if the contributor received erroneous information, or misleading information in writing from a member of the Force or a person employed in the Public Service who normally gives information as to the amount required to be paid under the Act for service, and the contributor in making the election honestly acted upon that erroneous or misleading information; or

    • (b) as to payments to be made for the period of service mentioned in the election, if undue financial hardship, that was unforeseen by the contributor at the time he made the election, may be caused to him if he is required to continue to pay for that period of service.

  • (2) A contributor who revokes an election under subsection (1) shall pay to Her Majesty an amount in respect of any benefit accruing to him during the subsistance of the election, as a consequence of his having elected, as the Minister determines in accordance with Canadian Life Table No. 2 (1941) Males or Females, as the case may be, together with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum.

  • (3) Any amount required to be paid by a contributor under subsection (2) may be recovered on behalf of Her Majesty as a debt due to the Crown from any benefit payable under the Act to or in respect of the contributor, without prejudice to any other recourse available to Her Majesty with respect to the recovery thereof.

  • (4) Where a contributor who revokes an election under subsection (1) has paid any amount pursuant to the election, the amount so paid shall be applied, firstly, in payment of the amount required to be paid by the contributor under subsection (2), and the remainder of the amount, if any, shall be applied as follows:

    • (a) if the contributor has revoked the election in whole under paragraph (1)(a), the remainder of the amount shall be refunded to him; and

    • (b) in any other case, the remainder of the amount shall be applied towards the purchase of that portion of the period of service mentioned in the election that has not been revoked, calculated in accordance with the provisions of the Act under which the election was made, and if any of the said amount remains thereafter, it shall be refunded to the contributor.

  • (5) Where a contributor revokes an election under subsection (1) and further payments are required to be made by him, he shall make those payments in such amount and in such manner as the Minister determines and such payments shall be applied, firstly, in payment of the amount required to be paid by the contributor under subsection (2) if that amount has not already been paid, and the remainder of such payments, if any, shall be applied towards the purchase of that portion of the period of service (as determined by the Minister) mentioned in the election that has not been revoked, calculated in accordance with the provisions of the Act under which the election was made.

Revocation of Option

 Subject to section 15, where a contributor has exercised an option under section 11 or 12 of the Act, or has been deemed to have exercised an option under subsection 9(4) of the Act, he may, with the consent of the Minister, revoke the option and exercise a new option if the contributor received from a member of the Force or a person employed in the Public Service who normally gives information as to the benefits in respect of which the contributor may be entitled to exercise an option on ceasing to be a member of the Force erroneous or misleading information in respect of

  • (a) the amount, nature or type of any such benefit; or

  • (b) the procedures required to be followed to constitute a valid exercise of an option.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

 No option referred to in section 14 of these Regulations may be revoked and no new option under section 11 or 12 of the Act may be exercised unless

  • (a) the contributor applies to the Minister to revoke the option and to exercise a new option within three months of the day on which he became aware that erroneous or misleading information had been given to him or, in the case of a contributor who ceased to be a member of the Force prior to June 28, 1977, within such period as the Minister may fix;

  • (b) the contributor, in exercising an option under section 11 or 12 of the Act, or having been deemed pursuant to subsection 9(4) of the Act to have exercised an option, acted upon the erroneous or misleading information referred to in section 14 and would have made a different choice of benefit or would have exercised the option at an earlier time had there been no erroneous or misleading information given; and

  • (c) subject to section 17, any payment made to the contributor in respect of any benefit accruing to him during the subsistence of the option that he made under section 11 or 12 of the Act is repaid by the contributor within 30 days of being notified by the Minister of the amount of payment to be repaid.

  • SOR/86-981, s. 1
  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

 Where the Minister consents to the revocation of an option and the exercise of a new option under section 14, the new option shall be effective on the date that the previous option was exercised or was deemed to have been exercised under the Act unless the Minister otherwise prescribes.

 Where a new option exercised by a contributor under section 14 results in the payment of an annuity or supplementary benefit and repayment pursuant to paragraph 15(c) would cause undue financial hardship to the contributor, the contributor may choose to make the repayment, in approximately equal monthly instalments, by reservation from the annuity or supplementary benefit payable pursuant to the new option of an amount not less than 10 per cent of the gross monthly amount of the annuity or supplementary benefit.

  • SOR/95-571, s. 4

Payments to Widow and Children

  •  (1) Where a contributor married on or after March 1, 1949, and the age of the contributor exceeded the age of his wife by 20 or more years, the annual allowance to which she, as the widow of such contributor, may be entitled under the Act shall be reduced in the proportion that the value of a life annuity as at an age 20 years less than the age of the contributor at the time of his death is of the value of an equal life annuity as at the then actual age of the wife, and for the purposes of this subsection the values of life annuities shall be computed on the basis of the a(f) Ultimate Table, Females.

  • (2) Where a child is born to a person at a time when that person was over 60 years of age, unless after that time that person becomes or continues to be a contributor, the child is not entitled to an annual allowance under the Act unless it appears to the Minister that the child was born following a gestation period commencing prior to the date when the contributor attained the age of 60 years or ceased to be a member of the Force.

Full-time Attendance at a School or University Substantially Without Interruption

  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection 13(4) of the Act, full-time attendance at a school or university means full-time attendance at a school, college, university or other educational institution that provides training or instruction of an educational, professional, vocational or technical nature and a child shall be deemed to be or to have been in full-time attendance at a school or university substantially without interruption

    • (a) during an absence by reason of a scholastic vacation

      • (i) if immediately after such vacation he begins or resumes full-time attendance at a school or university in the next ensuing academic year,

      • (ii) where it is determined by the Commissioner that the child cannot comply with subparagraph (i) by reason of illness or any other cause that the Commissioner considers reasonable, if he begins or resumes full-time attendance at a school or university, at any time during the academic year immediately following the scholastic vacation, or

      • (iii) where it is determined by the Commissioner that the child cannot comply with subparagraph (ii), if he begins or resumes such full-time attendance in the academic year following the year mentioned in subparagraph (i); and

    • (b) during an absence occurring in an academic year by reason of illness or any other cause that the Commissioner considers reasonable, if immediately after such absence he begins or resumes full-time attendance at a school or university in that academic year or where it is determined by the Commissioner that the child is unable to do so, if he begins or resumes such full-time attendance in the next ensuing academic year.

  • (2) Where a child’s absence by reason of illness commences after he has begun an academic year and it is determined by the Commissioner, on evidence satisfactory to him, that by reason of such illness it is not possible for the child to resume full-time attendance at a school or university, that child shall, notwithstanding paragraph (1)(b) be deemed to have been in full-time attendance substantially without interruption at a school or university until the end of that academic year.

  • (3) Where the death of a child occurred while he was absent from school or university by reason of illness or any other cause that the Commissioner considers reasonable, that child shall, notwithstanding subsection (1), be deemed to have been in full-time attendance substantially without interruption at a school or university

    • (a) until his death, where it occurred during the academic year in which his absence commenced; or

    • (b) until the end of the academic year in which his absence commenced, where his death occurred after that academic year.

  • (4) Where a child ceases to be a child as defined in subsection 13(4) of the Act, while he is absent

    • (a) during an academic year by reason of illness or any other cause that the Commissioner considers reasonable, or

    • (b) during a scholastic vacation,

    that child shall, notwithstanding subsection (1), be deemed to have been in full-time attendance at a school or university substantially without interruption until he ceased to be a child if, immediately after such absence,

    • (c) in the case of an absence referred to in paragraph (a), he begins or resumes such full-time attendance at a school or university in that academic year or where it is determined by the Commissioner that that child is unable to do so, he begins or resumes such full-time attendance in the next ensuing academic year; or

    • (d) in the case of an absence referred to in paragraph (b), he begins or resumes such full-time attendance at a school or university in the next ensuing academic year.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

Declaration of Enrolment or Attendance at a School or University

  •  (1) There shall be submitted to the Commissioner in support of each claim that a child of 18 or more years of age

    • (a) is or has been enrolled in a course requiring full-time attendance substantially without interruption at a school or university, a declaration in a form satisfactory to the Commissioner and signed by a responsible officer of that school or university, certifying as to such enrolment; and

    • (b) is or has been for a period of time, in full-time attendance at a school or university substantially without interruption, a declaration of such attendance in a form satisfactory to the Commissioner and signed by such child.

  • (2) In this section and section 19 Commissioner has the same meaning as in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act.

Limit on Child's Entitlement

 Notwithstanding subsection 13(4) of the Act, the child of a contributor who dies after October 30, 1998 is not entitled to an annual allowance under section 13 of the Act unless, at the time of the contributor’s death, the child was dependent on the contributor for support.

  • SOR/98-531, s. 4

Limit on Survivor's Benefits

  •  (1) The monthly amount payable to a surviving spouse or child under section 13 of the Act, in respect of pensionable service after December 31, 1991 of a deceased contributor described in paragraph 8503(2)(d) of the Income Tax Regulations, in the circumstances described in subparagraphs 8503(2)(d)(i) to (iii) of those Regulations, shall not exceed the maximum amount of survivor retirement benefits that may be paid for each month to the beneficiary of a member, determined under subparagraph 8503(2)(d)(iv) of those Regulations, as that paragraph and those subparagraphs read on January 15, 1992.

  • (2) The aggregate of all monthly amounts payable to surviving spouses and children under section 13 of the Act, in respect of pensionable service after December 31, 1991 of a deceased contributor described in paragraph 8503(2)(d) of the Income Tax Regulations, in the circumstances described in subparagraphs 8503(2)(d)(i) to (iii) of those Regulations, shall not exceed the maximum amount of survivor retirement benefits that may be paid for each month to the beneficiaries of a member, determined under subparagraph 8503(2)(d)(v) of those Regulations, as that paragraph and those subparagraphs read on January 15, 1992.

  • (3) The monthly amount payable to a surviving spouse or child under section 13 of the Act in respect of pensionable service after December 31, 1991 of a deceased contributor described in paragraph 8503(2)(e) of the Income Tax Regulations, in the circumstances described in subparagraphs 8503(2)(e)(i) to (iv) of those Regulations, shall not exceed the maximum amount of survivor retirement benefits that may be paid for each month to a beneficiary of a member, determined under subparagraph 8503(2)(e)(v) of those Regulations, as that paragraph and those subparagraphs read on January 15, 1992.

  • (4) The aggregate of all monthly amounts payable to surviving spouses and children under section 13 of the Act in respect of pensionable service after December 31, 1991 of a deceased contributor described in paragraph 8503(2)(e) of the Income Tax Regulations, in the circumstances described in subparagraphs 8503(2)(e)(i) to (iv) of those Regulations, shall not exceed the maximum amount of survivor retirement benefits that may be paid for a month to the beneficiaries of a member, determined under subparagraph 8503(2)(e)(vi) of those Regulations, as that paragraph and those subparagraphs read on January 15, 1992.

  • (5) The present value of all benefits payable to a surviving spouse under section 11 and Part III of the Act in respect of pensionable service after December 31, 1991 of a deceased contributor described in paragraph 8503(2)(f) of the Income Tax Regulations, in the circumstances described in subparagraphs 8503(f)(i) to (iv) of those Regulations, as that paragraph and those subparagraphs read on January 15, 1992, calculated as at the time of the contributor’s death, shall not exceed the present value, as at the time immediately before the contributor’s death, of all benefits that have accrued under that section and that Part with respect to the contributor to the day of the contributor’s death.

  • (6) The limits set out in subsections (1) to (5) apply to amounts payable in respect of a contributor who dies after the coming into force of an order, made under paragraph 10(a) of the Special Retirement Arrangements Act in respect of a person referred to in subparagraph 10(a)(iii) or (vi) of that Act, providing for the payment of benefits to the surviving spouse or children of the contributor.

  • SOR/98-531, s. 4

Actuarial Equivalent

 For the purposes of paragraph 11(5)(c) and paragraph 12(2)(b) of the Act, the actuarial equivalent of any deferred annuity shall be determined in accordance with Schedule I.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

Payments Otherwise than by Monthly Instalments

 The Minister may direct that an annuity or annual allowance be paid to a contributor or recipient in arrears annually or in arrears in equal instalments quarterly or semi-annually, where the aggregate amount of the payment is not greater than the aggregate amount of equal monthly instalments otherwise payable in accordance with subsection 9(2) of the Act and

  • (a) the contributor or recipient requests the annuity or annual allowance to be paid otherwise than in equal monthly instalments; or

  • (b) the payment of the annuity or annual allowance in equal monthly instalments is not practicable for administrative reasons.

  • SOR/86-981, s. 2
  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

Pension Under Part II or III of Former Act

  •  (1) The following rules are applicable in respect of any person described in paragraph 26(m) of the Act to whom a pension under Part II or III of the former Act is payable:

    • (a) if he becomes or would have become, but for subsection 4(2) of the Act, a contributor under Part I of the Act, whatever right or claim he may have to payment of the original pension shall, in respect of the period of his service during which he continues or would have continued, but for subsection 5(2) of the Act, to be a contributor under Part I of the Act (hereinafter referred to as his “augmenting service”), be suspended, but shall be restored to him upon subsequently ceasing to be a member of the Force;

    • (b) the benefit to which, upon subsequently ceasing to be a member of the Force, he shall be deemed to have become entitled under Part I of the Act in respect of his augmenting service is

      • (i) in the case of a contributor whose augmenting service is less than one year or who is retired from the Force by reason of misconduct, a return of contributions, and

      • (ii) in the case of any other contributor, an immediate annuity computed in accordance with subsection 10(1) of the Act, except that in applying that subsection to a contributor whose augmenting service is less than six years, paragraph (b) of that subsection shall be read as follows: “(b) the average annual pay received by the contributor during the period of pensionable service to his credit”; and

    • (c) where an annuity or annual allowance to which a recipient is entitled under Part I of the Act in respect of any augmenting service of a person is an annuity or annual allowance the monthly instalments of which would amount to less than $10 each, there may be paid to the recipient upon request by him in writing to the Minister within three months from the time he became so entitled, a lump sum payment equal to the capitalized value of the annuity or annual allowance computed in accordance with the basis set out in the a(f) and a(m) Ultimate Tables together with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum, which lump sum payment shall be in lieu of any other benefit under Part I of the Act in respect of that augmenting service.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), any person described in paragraph 26(m) of the Act to whom a pension under Part II or III of the former Act is payable may, within one year of becoming a contributor under Part I of the Act, elect to surrender the original pension, whereupon he shall be deemed, for the purposes of the Act, to be a person by whom an election under subsection 18(2) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, c. R-11 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970 was made at the time of the surrender of the original pension, in all respects as though he were a person described in subsection 18(2) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, c. R-11 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970, except that if, upon subsequently ceasing to be a member of the Force, he is entitled under Part I of the Act to an annuity or annual allowance the capitalized value of which is less than the capitalized value of the original pension, in lieu of any other benefit under Part I of the Act whatever right or claim that, but for this subsection, he would have had to the original pension upon subsequently ceasing to be a member of the Force shall thereupon be restored to him, and there shall be paid to him an amount equal to his contributions under Part I of the Act made in respect of his augmenting service.

  • (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to or in respect of any person by whom an election under subsection (2) is made.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

Evidence Required to Satisfy the Minister Under Paragraph 10(2)(b) of the Act

[SOR/95-571, s. 5]
  •  (1) The evidence required to satisfy the Minister that a contributor has not become entitled to a disability pension described in paragraph 10(2)(b) of the Act shall be

    • (a) a document signed by the contributor stating that he has not become entitled to a disability pension payable under paragraph 44(1)(b) of the Canada Pension Plan or a similar provision of the Quebec Pension Plan; and

    • (b) a certificate signed by or on behalf of the Minister charged with the administration of the Canada Pension Plan or the President of the Quebec Pension Board, whichever is appropriate, certifying that the contributor named therein has not become entitled to a disability pension payable under paragraph 44(1)(b) of the Canada Pension Plan or a similar provision of the Quebec Pension Plan.

  • (2) A contributor who is a member of the Force on June 28, 1977 and who subsequently ceases to be a member shall provide the evidence referred to in paragraph (1)(a) prior to the date on which the contributor is entitled to an annuity under the Act.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), a contributor who ceases to be a member of the Force prior to June 28, 1977, shall provide the evidence set out in paragraph (1)(a) within six months of the date on which he is notified by the Minister in writing of the requirements of paragraph 10(2)(b) of the Act.

  • (4) The Minister may extend the time prescribed by subsection (3) where he is of the opinion that the contributor was, owing to circumstances beyond the contributor’s control, unable to provide the evidence referred to in paragraph (1)(a) within the period of time prescribed in that subsection.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

Persons Convicted of Indictable Offences

 Where, in the case of a person who is convicted after retirement from the Force of an indictable offence committed while the person was a member of the Force, it appears to the Treasury Board that the commission of the offence constituted misconduct in the performance of the person’s duties as a member of the Force, any annuity, annual allowance, pension or supplementary benefit payable under the Act or Part V of the former Act to or in respect of the person shall be reduced by such amount as the Treasury Board considers appropriate.

  • SOR/95-571, s. 6

Discharge on Attaining Retirement Age

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), a contributor who holds a rank in the Force shall cease to be a member of the Force on the day he attains retirement age.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the retirement age of a contributor who holds a rank in the Force is 60 years.

  • (3) The retirement age of a contributor who holds a rank in the Force other than that of officer and who is a contributor at any time on or after February 26, 1987 and immediately before the date on which paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, enacted by section 4 of An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and other Acts in consequence thereof, chapter 11 of the Statutes of Canada, 1986, comes into force is the retirement age applicable to his rank, set out as follows:

    • (a) for a corps sergeant-major, staff sergeant-major, sergeant-major or staff sergeant, 58 years;

    • (b) for a sergeant, 57 years; and

    • (c) for a corporal, constable or special constable, 56 years.

  • (4) A contributor who holds a rank in the Force shall continue to be a member of the Force after he attains retirement age for the period during which he is on retirement leave, earned annual leave or an extension of service in the Force.

  • (5) An extension of service in the Force until the contributor attains 60 years of age shall be authorized in the case of a contributor referred to in subsection (3) if that contributor has made in writing, at least one month prior to his attaining retirement age, a request to the Commissioner for such an extension of service in the Force.

  • (6) Where it is in the interest of the good government of the Force and where an operational requirement exists therefor, an extension of service or a further extension of service in the Force may be authorized

    • (a) in the case of an officer, by the Minister, on the recommendation of the Commissioner, or

    • (b) in the case of a contributor who holds a rank in the Force other than that of officer, by the Commissioner or a person appointed by him to act on his behalf, on the recommendation of the commanding officer,

    if the officer or the contributor holding a rank in the Force

    • (c) is in good physical and mental health,

    • (d) has a good record in respect of performance, conduct and attitude, and

    • (e) has made in writing, at least one month prior to his attaining 60 years of age or at least one month prior to his reaching the end of an extension of service in the Force authorized under subsection (5) or this subsection, as the case may be, a request to the Commissioner for an extension of service in the Force or a further extension of service in the Force, as the case may be.

  • SOR/87-126, s. 1
  • SOR/88-294, s. 1

Medical Examination

  •  (1) Every medical examination required by paragraph 8(2)(b) of the Act shall be undergone by the person required to be examined within such time before or after the making of the election by that person as is prescribed by the Commissioner.

  • (2) A contributor who has not reached 60 years of age but who has become entitled under subsection 12(1) of the Act to an immediate annuity, in respect of a disability previously incurred by him, shall undergo medical examinations, until he reaches 60 years of age, at such times and at such places as the Commissioner may determine.

  • (3) A report in accordance with such form as is prescribed by the Commissioner concerning each medical examination undergone by a contributor under this section shall be made to the Commissioner as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the examination.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

Estate Taxes and Duties

  •  (1) Where, upon the death of a contributor, any annual allowance becomes payable under the Act to a successor, application in writing may be made by or on behalf of the successor, to the Minister for payment out of the Superannuation Account of the whole or any part of such portion of any estate, legacy, succession or inheritance duties or taxes that are payable by the successor as is attributable to such allowance, and, where the Minister directs in accordance with the application that the whole or any part of such duties or taxes so payable shall be paid out of the Superannuation Account, the maximum portion of such duties or taxes that may be paid is the proportion thereof that

    • (a) the value of the allowance payable to the successor

    is of

    • (b) the value of the whole estate,

    calculated in each case for the purpose of determining the said duties or taxes payable in respect thereof.

  • (2) Where the Minister makes a direction in accordance with subsection (1), the annual allowance shall be reduced either for a term, requested by the successor in the application made under subsection (1), or during the entire period for which the annual allowance is payable if the successor fails to make a request in the application under subsection (1) that the annual allowance be reduced for a term, by one-twelfth of an amount determined by dividing the amount of the said duties or taxes to be paid out of the Superannuation Account by the value of an annuity of $1 per annum, payable monthly to a person of the age of the successor at the date of payment of the said duties or taxes out of the Superannuation Account, and calculated

    • (a) in the case of an annual allowance payable to the widow of the contributor, in accordance with a(f) Ultimate Table with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum; and

    • (b) in the case of an annual allowance payable to a child of the contributor, at an interest rate of four per cent per annum, in which case mortality shall not be taken into account.

  • (3) Where the annual allowance of a successor is to be or is being reduced under this section for a term and the successor, being the widow of a contributor, remarries before the end of the term and the annual allowance is suspended, if at any time the annual allowance is resumed it shall be reduced for a term equal to the term or the balance of the term, as the case may be, during which the annual allowance would have been reduced had it not been suspended, and such reduction shall be made to the same extent and in the same manner as the annual allowance was reduced immediately prior to the suspension.

Miscellaneous

 For the purposes of subsection 20(1) of the Act, the notice referred to therein shall be in the form set out in Schedule II.

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

Annual Report

 Beginning with the fiscal year ending March 31, 2002, the annual report referred to in section 31 of the Act shall include the financial statements of the pension plan provided by the Act, prepared in accordance with the federal government’s stated accounting policies for the pension plan, which are based on generally accepted accounting principles.

  • SOR/2003-114, s. 1

Superannuation Account

  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraph 29(1)(b) of the Act, interest shall be calculated in respect of each quarter in each fiscal year as of the last day of June, September, December and March on the balance to the credit of the Superannuation Account on the last day of the preceding quarter.

  • (2) The rate to be used for the purpose of calculating interest under subsection (1) in respect of any quarter is that rate which would yield an amount of interest equal to the amount of interest that the aggregate of the balances to the credit of the Superannuation Accounts maintained under the Public Service Superannuation Act, the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act would have yielded during that quarter if the quarterly excess were invested at,

    • (a) where the rate is to be used in respect of any quarterly excess after December 31, 1965, the average of the rates of interest that may be or have been determined by the Minister of Finance for the months in that quarter pursuant to subsection 111(2) of the Canada Pension Plan; and

    • (b) where the rate is to be used in respect of any quarterly excess before the quarter ending on March 31, 1966, the average of the rates of interest determined by the Minister of Finance for the months in that quarter as if subsection 111(2) of the Canada Pension Plan had been in force.

  • (3) The President of the Treasury Board shall cause notice of the rate to be used for the purposes of calculating interest under subsection (1) to be published each fiscal year in the Canada Gazette.

  • (4) In this section, quarterly excess means

    minus

    • (b) the payments charged to those Accounts during that quarter

    plus

    • (c) the total of any amounts credited to those Accounts less the payments charged to those Accounts during any quarter of a fiscal year that is a multiple of 20 years prior to the quarter referred to in paragraph (a).

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2
  • SOR/95-571, s. 7
  • SOR/2001-130, s. 2(F)

Calculation of Interest on Return of Contributions for Any Period Before 2001

  •  (1) In this section, 1973 closing balance means the aggregate of all amounts referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition return of contributions in subsection 9(1) of the Act that have been paid by the contributor into, or transferred to the credit of the contributor to, the Superannuation Account before January 1, 1974 and that have not been previously paid to the contributor as a return of contributions.

  • (2) In this section, yearly contribution means the aggregate of all amounts referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition return of contributions in subsection 9(1) of the Act that have been paid by the contributor into, or transferred to the credit of the contributor to, the Superannuation Account or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Fund during a calendar year and that have not been previously paid to the contributor as a return of contributions.

  • (3) For the purposes of paragraph 9(6)(a) of the Act, for any period before January 1, 2001, interest shall be calculated on

    • (a) the 1973 closing balance, from January 1, 1974 to the earlier of December 31 of the year immediately preceding the year in which the contributor ceased to be a member of the Force and December 31, 2000; and

    • (b) each yearly contribution after 1973, from January 1 of the year following the year in which the contribution was made to the earlier of December 31 of the year immediately preceding the year in which the contributor ceased to be a member of the Force and December 31, 2000.

  • SOR/2001-130, s. 1

Calculation of Interest on Return of Contributions for Any Period after 2000

  •  (1) In this section, 2000 closing balance means the aggregate of all amounts referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition return of contributions in subsection 9(1) of the Act that have been paid by the contributor into, or transferred to the credit of the contributor to, the Superannuation Account or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Fund before January 1, 2001 and that have not been previously paid to the contributor as a return of contributions, plus interest on that aggregate amount calculated in accordance with section 30.1.

  • (2) For the purposes of paragraph 9(6)(b) of the Act, for any period after December 31, 2000, interest shall be calculated and balances determined in accordance with this section and interest shall be calculated in respect of every quarter up to and including the quarter preceding the quarter in which the return of contributions is paid.

  • (3) For the quarter ending March 31, 2001,

    • (a) if a return of contributions is paid during that quarter, interest shall be calculated and the balances determined in accordance with section 30.1; and

    • (b) in any other case, interest shall be calculated at the effective quarterly rate determined from an annual rate of four per cent on the 2000 closing balance.

  • (4) For each quarter beginning after March 31, 2001 for which interest is being calculated, interest shall be calculated at the rate determined under subsections (5) and (6) for that quarter on

    • (a) the 2000 closing balance;

    • (b) the interest calculated in accordance with paragraph (3)(b) on the 2000 closing balance;

    • (c) the aggregate of all amounts referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition return of contributions in subsection 9(1) of the Act that have been paid by the contributor into, or transferred to the credit of the contributor to, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Fund after December 31, 2000 but before the end of the quarter preceding the quarter for which interest is being calculated and that have not been previously paid to the contributor as a return of contributions; and

    • (d) interest calculated in accordance with this subsection as of the end of the quarter preceding the quarter for which interest is being calculated.

  • (5) The rate of interest to be used for the purposes of subsection (4) is the effective quarterly rate determined from the annual rate of return of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Fund published in the previous fiscal year’s annual report for the Public Sector Pension Investment Board as laid before each House of Parliament under subsection 48(3) of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act.

  • (6) If the rate of return referred to in subsection (5) is negative, the rate of interest shall be zero per cent.

  • SOR/2001-130, s. 1

Designation of Beneficiaries

  •  (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, a contributor may, for the purposes of Part I of the Act, name a beneficiary under Part I of the Act or substitute a new named beneficiary or cancel the naming of any beneficiary.

  • (2) The naming of a beneficiary or the substitution or cancellation or a named beneficiary by a contributor referred to in subsection (1) shall be evidenced in writing in a form prescribed by the Minister, dated, witnessed and forwarded to the Commissioner.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), the naming of a beneficiary or the substitution or cancellation of a named beneficiary by a contributor referred to in subsection (1) shall be effective on the date the contributor executes the form referred to in subsection (2) if the completed form is received by the Commissioner prior to the death of the contributor.

  • (4) Where the completed form referred to in subsection (3) was not forwarded to the Commissioner pursuant to subsection (2) but was received by the division at which the contributor is stationed, or was stationed prior to his ceasing to be a member of the Force and the division advises the Commissioner that the form was received by the Force prior to the death of the contributor, the naming of a beneficiary or the substitution or cancellation of a named beneficiary by a contributor referred to in subsection (1) shall be effective on the date the contributor executed the form referred to in subsection (2) if the form is received by the Commissioner prior to the payment of any benefit under Part I of the Act.

  • (5) For the purposes of Part I of the Act, a beneficiary may be

    • (a) the contributor’s estate;

    • (b) any person over the age of 18 years on the date of the naming;

    • (c) any charitable organization or institution;

    • (d) any benevolent organization or institution; or

    • (e) any eleemosynary religious or educational organization or institution.

Capitalized Value

 Where, pursuant to Part I of the Act, it is necessary to determine the capitalized value of an annuity or annual allowance, the capitalized value shall be computed on the basis of the Canadian Life Table Number 2 (1941), Males or Females, as the case may be, together with interest at the rate of four per cent per annum.

Election in Respect of Surviving Spouse Benefits

 For the purposes of sections 34 to 51,

election

election means an election under section 14.1 of the Act; (choix)

level of reduction

level of reduction means, in respect of an immediate annuity or an annual allowance, one of the three amounts determined pursuant to section 42, where levels one, two and three correspond to a reduction that provides a surviving spouse with an immediate annual allowance that is equal to 30, 40 or 50 per cent, respectively, of an annuity referred to in clause 42(1)(b)(ii)(A), if paragraph 42(1)(b) were read without reference to supplementary benefits payable under Part III of the Act; (niveau de réduction)

spouse

spouse means a spouse referred to in section 14.1 of the Act. (conjoint)

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1

 For the purpose of section 14.1 of the Act, a contributor may make an election to reduce the amount of the contributor’s annuity or annual allowance not later than one year after the latest of

  • (a) the day on which this section comes into force,

  • (b) the day on which the contributor and the spouse are married, and

  • (c) the day on which the contributor’s annuity or annual allowance becomes payable.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1
  •  (1) Notwithstanding section 34, a contributor may make an election after the expiration of the period provided for in that section where the contributor has received in writing, from a person employed in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or in Public Service whose ordinary duties included the giving of advice respecting the election,

    • (a) erroneous or misleading information regarding the period during which the contributor could make an election; or

    • (b) materially erroneous or misleading information regarding the amount of the reduction of the contributor’s annuity or annual allowance or the amount of the immediate annual allowance to which the spouse would be entitled.

  • (2) An election may be made under subsection (1) not later than three months after the day on which a written notice containing the correct information is sent to the contributor.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1

 An election shall be made in writing and shall

  • (a) indicate the level of reduction in respect of the contributor’s annuity or annual allowance;

  • (b) indicate the date of birth of the contributor’s spouse and the date of the spouse’s marriage to the contributor; and

  • (c) be signed and dated by the contributor and signed by a witness other than the contributor’s spouse.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1
  •  (1) An election shall be sent to the Minister, or to a person designated by the Minister, not later than the day referred to in section 34 or subsection 35(2), as the case may be.

  • (2) An election is made on the day on which it is sent.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1
  • SOR/98-531, s. 5

 The contributor, or a person acting on behalf of the contributor, shall, within one year after the day on which an election is made, send to the Minister or to a person designated by the Minister

  • (a) a document that is evidence of the date of birth of the spouse;

  • (b) a document that is evidence of the marriage of the contributor and the spouse; and

  • (c) where the name of the spouse as indicated on a document referred to in paragraph (a) is not the same as the name of the spouse as indicated on a document referred to in paragraph (b), any other document that confirms that the evidence of the birth and the marriage relates to the spouse, or a statutory declaration by which the spouse declares that the documents are in respect of the spouse.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1
  •  (1) For the purposes of section 14.1 of the Act, proof of age of the contributor’s spouse is established, subject to subsections (2) and (3), by a birth certificate issued by a civil authority.

  • (2) Where a birth certificate referred to in subsection (1) cannot be obtained, proof of age of the spouse is established by

    • (a) a statutory declaration of the spouse in which the spouse attests to the spouse’s date of birth and explains the reasons why the birth certificate cannot be obtained; and

    • (b) a document that was created

      • (i) within five years after the date of birth of the spouse and that indicates the name of the spouse and the date of birth or age of the spouse, or

      • (ii) at least 20 years before the day on which the election is made and that indicates the name of the spouse and date of birth of the spouse, which document is accompanied by a statutory declaration by which a person, other than the contributor or the spouse, attests that the date stated in the document is the correct date of birth of the spouse.

  • (3) Where a document or statutory declaration referred to in paragraph (2)(b) is to be submitted but cannot be obtained, the statutory declaration referred to in paragraph (2)(a) shall set out the reasons why the document or statutory declaration cannot be obtained.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), proof of the marriage between the contributor and the spouse is established by a marriage certificate issued by a civil authority.

  • (2) Where a marriage certificate referred to in subsection (1) cannot be obtained, proof of the marriage between the contributor and the spouse is established by

    • (a) a statutory declaration by which the contributor or the spouse attests to the date of the marriage and explains the reasons why the marriage certificate cannot be obtained; and

    • (b) a document that is similar to a marriage certificate and is issued in relation to the marriage ceremony, or a statutory declaration by a person who attended the marriage ceremony, other than the contributor or the spouse, attesting to the person’s knowledge of the marriage.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1

Non-compliance with Requirements to Submit Evidence

 An election is considered not to have been made where any document or statutory declaration that is required by any of sections 38 to 40 is not submitted within one year after the day on which the election is made.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1

Calculation of the Reduction

  •  (1) The amount of the reduction of the monthly instalment of the immediate annuity or the annual allowance of a contributor who makes an election is equal to the amount determined as follows:

    • (a) calculate the actuarial present value of the immediate annuity or the annual allowance to which the contributor is entitled under Part I of the Act immediately before the election, and the supplementary benefits payable in respect thereof under Part III of the Act taking into account

      • (i) any amount that is or is to be deducted pursuant to subsection 10(2) of the Act, and

      • (ii) the minimum death benefit payable in accordance with section 22 of the Act;

    • (b) convert the amount determined in accordance with paragraph (a) into the following annuities, each of which has the same actuarial present value, namely,

      • (i) an immediate single life annuity that is payable to the contributor by monthly instalments beginning on the first day of the month after the month in which the election is made, and that is determined taking into account the supplementary benefits payable under Part III of the Act, as if the annuity were an annuity payable under Part I of the Act, and

      • (ii) a joint and survivor pension benefit that consists of

        • (A) an immediate annuity that is payable, during the life of the contributor, by monthly instalments beginning on the first day of the month after the month in which the election is made, and that is determined taking into account the supplementary benefits payable under Part III of the Act, as if the annuity were a pension payable under Part I of the Act, and

        • (B) an annuity that is payable during the life of the surviving spouse, by monthly instalments beginning on the first day of the month after the month in which the contributor died and that is equal to 30, 40 or 50 per cent, in accordance with the election made by the contributor, of the annuity determined in accordance with clause (A), and that is determined taking into account the supplementary benefits payable under Part III of the Act, as if the annuity were an annuity payable under Part I of the Act; and

    • (c) subject to subsection (2), subtract the first monthly instalment of the annuity referred to in clause (b)(ii)(A) from the first monthly instalment of the annuity referred to in subparagraph (b)(i), and adjust the amount obtained to take into account

      • (i) that the reduction is effective during the lesser of

        • (A) the period of the life of the contributor,

        • (B) the period of the life of the spouse, and

        • (C) the duration of the marriage,

      • (ii) that the reduction becomes effective in the month referred to in subsection 47(1) or (2), as the case may be, and

      • (iii) that the increase in the reduction under section 43 will apply to the reduction in each year referred to in that section.

  • (2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(c), in determining the reduction for a contributor in respect of whom a minimum death benefit would be payable if the contributor were to die on the day on which the election is made, the actuarial present value that is converted in accordance with subparagraph (1)(b)(i) shall not take into account the amount of the minimum death benefit in respect of that contributor.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-232, s. 3(F)

Indexation

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the amount of the reduction determined in accordance with section 42 is increased on January 1 of each year after the year in which the reduction is first in effect, by the amount that would be payable as a supplementary benefit under Part III of the Act if the amount of the reduction determined under section 42 were an immediate annuity that became payable under Part I of the Act on January 1 of the year in which the election was made.

  • (2) Where the election is made in the year in which the contributor retires, the increase in the amount of the reduction pursuant to subsection (1) is determined in respect of the first year during which the increase is in effect from the first day of the month in which the contributor most recently ceased to be employed in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1

Actuarial Assumptions

  •  (1) For the purposes of sections 42 and 43, the following are the only demographic assumptions on which the actuarial values are to be based:

    • (a) the rate of mortality for any contributor who is a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police not holding a rank in the Force is the average of the rates of mortality for contributors who receive benefits in relation to a disability and contributors who receive benefits not in relation to a disability, of the same age group as the contributor, as set out in the actuarial valuation report laid before Parliament in accordance with section 45 of the Public Service Superannuation Act, taking into account the mortality projection factors set out in the report, which average is weighted in accordance with the benefits paid to contributors in relation to a disability and to contributors other than in relation to a disability;

    • (b) the rate of mortality for any contributor who is a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police holding a rank in the Force is set out in the actuarial valuation report laid before Parliament in accordance with section 30 of the Act;

    • (c) the rates of mortality of surviving spouses are those set out for spouses in the actuarial valuation report laid before Parliament in accordance with section 45 of the Public Service Superannuation Act, taking into account the mortality projection factors set out in the report; and

    • (d) the rates of divorce shall be those established by the Superintendent of Financial Institutions in accordance with the most recent statistics on divorce published by Statistics Canada.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the actuarial valuation reports referred to in that subsection are the most recent actuarial valuation reports, or, where the most recent actuarial valuation reports were tabled less than two months before the day on which the contributor made an election, the previously tabled reports.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1

 For the purposes of the determinations referred to in sections 42 and 43, the rates of interest set out in the Recommendations for the Computation of Transfer Values from Registered Pension Plans, published by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, effective September 1, 1993, shall be the rates of fully indexed pensions.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1

Revision or Revocation of an Election

  •  (1) A contributor who has made an election may revise the level of reduction where

    • (a) the contributor, prior to making the election, received in writing, from a person employed in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Public Service whose ordinary duties include the giving of advice respecting the election, materially erroneous or misleading information regarding the amount of the reduction of the contributor’s annuity or annual allowance or the amount of the immediate annual allowance to which the spouse would be entitled; or

    • (b) the amount of the annuity or annual allowance that is payable to the contributor is adjusted in accordance with the Pension Benefits Division Act after the day on which the election was made.

  • (2) A contributor may revoke an election where

    • (a) the contributor, prior to making the election, received materially erroneous or misleading information referred to in paragraph (1)(a); or

    • (b) the amount of the annuity or annual allowance that is payable to the contributor is adjusted in accordance with the Pension Benefits Division Act after the day on which the election was made.

  • (3) A revision of the level of reduction or the revocation of an election shall be in writing and shall be sent to the Minister or to a person designated by the Minister

    • (a) within three months after the day on which a written notice containing the correct information is sent to the contributor; or

    • (b) within three months after the day on which the annuity or annual allowance is adjusted in accordance with the Pension Benefits Division Act.

  • (4) A revision of the level of reduction or a revocation of an election is effective on the day on which it is sent.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1
  • SOR/98-531, s. 6

Effective Dates of Reduction

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the amount of the reduction of a contributor’s immediate annuity or annual allowance, calculated in accordance with section 42, shall be subtracted from the monthly instalment of the immediate annuity or annual allowance payable to the contributor, effective on the first day of the second month after the month in which the election is made.

  • (2) Where a contributor has revised the level of reduction pursuant to subsection 46(1), the revised amount of the reduction shall be subtracted from the monthly instalments of the annuity or annual allowance payable to the contributor, effective on the first day of the month after the month in which the revision was made.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1

Cessation of Effect of Election

 An election ceases to have effect on the earliest of

  • (a) the day on which the spouse dies,

  • (b) the day on which the annulment of the marriage of the contributor and the spouse takes effect, and

  • (c) the day on which the divorce between the contributor and the spouse takes effect.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1

Revocation

 For the purposes of subsection 14.1(4) of the Act, an election made by a contributor is deemed to be revoked on the day on which the contributor is required to contribute to the Superannuation Account pursuant to subsection 5(1) of the Act.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1

Termination of Reduction

 Where an election is revoked pursuant to subsection 46(2), ceases to have effect pursuant to section 48, or is deemed to be revoked pursuant to section 49, the reduction ceases on the first day of the month in which the election is revoked or ceases to have effect.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1

Surviving Spouse Allowance

 The immediate annual allowance to which the spouse is entitled on the death of the contributor who made an election is equal to the amount determined in accordance with clause 42(1)(b)(ii)(B), if paragraph 42(1)(b) were read without reference to supplementary benefits payable under Part III of the Act.

  • SOR/94-347, s. 1

Limit on Annual Allowance on Involuntary Retirement

  •  (1) Notwithstanding subparagraph 11(9)(b)(iii) of the Act, the amount of an annual allowance that becomes payable to a contributor pursuant to that subparagraph shall not exceed the amount calculated according to the formula set out in paragraph 8503(3)(c) of the Income Tax Regulations, as that paragraph read on January 15, 1992.

  • (2) The limit set out in subsection (1) applies to the amount of an annual allowance payable to a contributor who ceases to be employed on or after the coming into force of an order, made under paragraph 10(a) of the Special Retirement Arrangements Act in respect of a person referred to in subparagraph 10(a)(iii) or (vi) of that Act, providing for the payment of benefits to a contributor who is entitled to an annual allowance under subparagraph 11(9)(b)(iii) of the Act.

  • SOR/98-531, s. 7

Prescribed Periods and Ages

Prescribed Periods

  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraphs 11(1)(a), (2)(a), (3)(a), (5)(a), (7)(a) and (8)(a), subsections 11(11) and 13(3) and section 14 of the Act, the prescribed period is two years.

  • (2) For the purposes of subparagraph 11(9)(b)(iii) of the Act, the prescribed number of years is 10 years.

  • (3) For the purposes of paragraphs 11(3)(c) and (5)(c) of the Act, the prescribed period is 20 years.

  • (4) For the purposes of paragraph 11(5)(d) of the Act, the prescribed period is 25 years.

  • (5) For the purposes of subparagraph 11(9)(b)(ii) of the Act, the prescribed number of years of pensionable service is 25 years.

  • (6) For the purposes of paragraph 11(9)(a) and clause 11(9)(b)(iii)(B) of the Act, the prescribed number of years of pensionable service is 30 years.

  • (7) For the purposes of subsection 11(12) of the Act, the prescribed period is 35 years.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

Prescribed Ages

  •  (1) For the purposes of subparagraph 11(9)(b)(ii) of the Act, the prescribed age is 50 years.

  • (2) For the purposes of paragraph 11(9)(a) and subparagraph 11(9)(b)(iii) of the Act, the prescribed age is 55 years.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

Commuted Value

Eligibility

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), a contributor described in subsection 12.1(1) of the Act who holds a rank in the Force is entitled to exercise an option for a commuted value determined in accordance with sections 61 to 65 if the annuity to which the contributor is entitled becomes payable after the date of exercising the option.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), a contributor described in subsection 12.1(1) of the Act who does not hold a rank in the Force is entitled to exercise an option for a commuted value determined in accordance with sections 61 to 65 if the annuity to which the contributor is entitled becomes payable after the date of exercising the option and if

    • (a) in the case of a contributor who ceases to be a member of the Force on or after the day on which this section comes into force, the contributor is less than the age referred to in subsection 54(1) on the day on which the contributor ceases to be a member of the Force;

    • (b) in the case of a contributor who ceased to be a member of the Force on or after September 14, 1999 but before the day on which this section comes into force, the contributor was less than 50 years of age on the day on which the contributor ceased to be a member of the Force; and

    • (c) in the case of a contributor who ceased to be a member of the Force before September 14, 1999, the contributor was less than 50 years of age on September 14, 1999.

  • (3) A contributor described in subsection 12.1(1) of the Act who becomes entitled to a deferred annuity under subsection 12(2) of the Act is entitled to exercise an option for a commuted value determined in accordance with sections 61 to 65 if the contributor is less than 50 years of age on the day on which the contributor becomes entitled to the deferred annuity.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

Time Limits

 Subject to section 58, a contributor who ceases to be a member of the Force on or after the day on which this section comes into force and who wishes to exercise an option for a commuted value must do so within one year after the day on which the contributor ceases to be a member of the Force.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and section 58, a contributor who ceased to be a member of the Force before the day on which this section comes into force and who wishes to exercise an option for a commuted value must do so on or before the later of

    • (a) one year after the day on which this section comes into force, and

    • (b) the day that is six months after the day on which the Minister sends a written notice to the contributor stating that the contributor is entitled to exercise an option for a commuted value.

  • (2) A contributor described in subsection (1) may exercise an option for a commuted value after the day provided for in that subsection, but within the period prescribed by subsection (4), if the contributor establishes that the notice referred to in paragraph (1)(b) was not received.

  • (3) If a contributor establishes that the notice referred to in paragraph (1)(b) was not received, the Minister shall immediately send a written notice to the contributor stating that the contributor is entitled to exercise an option for a commuted value.

  • (4) An option may be exercised within three months after the day on which the notice referred to in subsection (3) is sent, but in no case may an option be exercised after the contributor has commenced to receive an annuity or an annual allowance under the Act in respect of the contributor’s pensionable service.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

 A contributor described in subsection 55(3) who wishes to exercise an option for a commuted value must do so on or before the later of

  • (a) one year after the day on which this section comes into force, and

  • (b) the day that is one year after the day on which the contributor becomes entitled to a deferred annuity under subsection 12(2) of the Act.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

Form and Manner of Exercise of Option

  •  (1) An option for a commuted value must be

    • (a) exercised in writing;

    • (b) dated and signed by the contributor; and

    • (c) sent to the Minister, or to a person designated by the Minister, within the applicable period referred to in sections 56 to 58.

  • (2) An option for a commuted value is deemed to be exercised on the day on which it is sent in accordance with paragraph (1)(c).

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

Irrevocability

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), an option for a commuted value is irrevocable.

  • (2) If a contributor who has exercised an option for a commuted value is re-appointed to or re-enlists in the Force and is required to make contributions under section 5 of the Act before valuation day, the exercise of the option for the commuted value is void.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

Determination of Commuted Value

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the commuted value to which a contributor is entitled is a lump sum amount equal to the actuarial present value on valuation day of the accrued pension benefits that would be payable to or in respect of the contributor under the Act.

  • (2) In the case of a lump sum amount referred to in subsection (1) that is less than the amount of a return of contributions that would be payable on valuation day if the contributor were eligible to receive a return of contributions, the commuted value to which the contributor is entitled is a lump sum amount equal to the amount of that return of contributions.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

 The determination of the actuarial present value of the accrued pension benefits referred to in subsection 61(1) is subject to the following rules:

  • (a) supplementary benefits are to be increased to take into account the period beginning on the later of January 1 of the year in which valuation day occurs and the day on which the contributor ceased to be a member of the Force and ending on valuation day; and

  • (b) the possibility that the contributor could receive an annual allowance is to be excluded.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2
  •  (1) In a determination of the actuarial present value of the accrued pension benefits referred to in subsection 61(1), the following actuarial assumptions are to be used:

    • (a) the mortality rates for contributors and survivors, including mortality projection factors, shall be those used in the preparation of the most recent actuarial valuation report relating to the pension plan established under the Act;

    • (b) the interest rates shall be the interest rates for fully indexed pensions determined in the manner set out in the Recommendations for the Computation of Transfer Values from Registered Pension Plans, published by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, effective September 1, 1993, adjusted by the interest rates for non-indexed pensions determined in the manner set out in the Recommendations to take into account the provisions of Part III of the Act;

    • (c) the probability that a contributor will have a survivor shall be based on the rates regarding the average age and eligibility status of survivors at the death of a contributor used in the preparation of the most recent actuarial valuation report relating to the pension plan established under the Act;

    • (d) the probability that a contributor will be survived by children shall be based on the rates regarding the assumed number, average age and eligibility status of children at the death of a contributor used in the preparation of the most recent actuarial valuation report relating to the pension plan established under the Act; and

    • (e) the probability that a contributor will become entitled to a benefit by reason of disability shall be based on the disability incidence rates used in the preparation of the most recent actuarial valuation report relating to the pension plan established under the Act, taking into account the probability set out in that report, in the case of a compulsory retirement from the Force due to disability, that there would be immediate eligibility for Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan disability benefits.

  • (2) The actuarial valuation report referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (c) to (e) is the actuarial valuation report most recently laid before Parliament in accordance with section 30 of the Act before valuation day or, if that report was laid before Parliament in the month in which valuation day occurs or in the preceding month, the report that was laid before Parliament immediately previous to that report.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a contributor’s pensionable service is that which is to the credit of the contributor on the day on which the contributor ceases to be a member of the Force.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection 12.1(2) of the Act, the pensionable service to the credit of a contributor who has elected to pay for a period of pensionable service by means of instalments shall include only the portion of the pensionable service subject to the election that corresponds to the payments that were made or ought to have been made on or before valuation day.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

Reduction

 If a division of a contributor’s pension benefits is effected under section 8 of the Pension Benefits Division Act before valuation day, the lump sum amount referred to in section 61 shall be reduced to take into account the adjustment to the contributor’s pension benefits made in accordance with section 21 of the Pension Benefits Division Regulations.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

Prescribed Retirement Savings Plan or Fund

 A retirement savings plan prescribed for the purposes of section 26 of the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 is prescribed as a kind of retirement savings plan or fund for the purposes of paragraph 12.1(1)(b) of the Act.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

Prescribed Immediate and Deferred Life Annuity

 An immediate life annuity and a deferred life annuity, as those terms are defined in subsection 2(1) of the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985, are prescribed as a kind of immediate life annuity and a kind of deferred life annuity for the purposes of paragraph 12.1(1)(c) of the Act.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

Adaptation of Subsection 12.1(1) of the Act

 For the purposes of subsection 12.1(1) of the Act, if the commuted value determined in accordance with sections 61 to 65 exceeds the amount that may, in accordance with section 8517 of the Income Tax Regulations, be transferred to a retirement savings plan or fund, or to a financial institution for the purchase of an immediate or deferred life annuity, the excess amount shall be paid to the contributor.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

Transfer When Contributor Is Deceased

 If the commuted value cannot be transferred in accordance with subsection 12.1(1) of the Act because the contributor is deceased, the commuted value shall be paid to the estate of the contributor.

  • SOR/2003-232, s. 2

SCHEDULE I(s. 21)

MALESFEMALES
AgeActuarial EquivalentAgeActuarial Equivalent
50459.5550500.50
50 1/12462.2150 1/12503.14
50 2/12464.8850 2/12505.79
50 3/12467.5850 3/12508.47
50 4/12470.3050 4/12511.16
50 5/12473.0350 5/12513.87
50 6/12475.7950 6/12516.59
50 7/12478.5750 7/12519.34
50 8/12481.3750 8/12522.10
50 9/12484.1950 9/12524.88
50 10/12487.0450 10/12527.68
50 11/12489.9050 11/12530.50
51492.7951533.34
51 1/12495.7051 1/12536.20
51 2/12498.6351 2/12539.07
51 3/12501.5851 3/12541.97
51 4/12504.5651 4/12544.88
51 5/12507.5651 5/12547.82
51 6/12510.5851 6/12550.77
51 7/12513.6351 7/12553.75
51 8/12516.7051 8/12556.74
51 9/12519.8051 9/12559.76
51 10/12522.9151 10/12562.80
51 11/12526.0651 11/12565.85
52529.2252568.93
52 1/12532.4252 1/12572.03
52 2/12535.6452 2/12575.15
52 3/12538.8852 3/12578.29
52 4/12542.1552 4/12581.46
52 5/12545.4452 5/12584.64
52 6/12548.7652 6/12587.85
52 7/12552.1152 7/12591.08
52 8/12555.4952 8/12594.33
52 9/12558.8952 9/12597.61
52 10/12562.3252 10/12600.90
52 11/12565.7752 11/12604.22
53569.2653607.57
53 1/12572.7753 1/12610.94
53 2/12576.3153 2/12614.33
53 3/12579.8853 3/12617.74
53 4/12583.4853 4/12621.18
53 5/12587.1153 5/12624.65
53 6/12590.7653 6/12628.14
53 7/12594.4553 7/12631.65
53 8/12598.1753 8/12635.19
53 9/12601.9253 9/12638.75
53 10/12605.6953 10/12642.34
53 11/12609.5053 11/12645.96
54613.3554649.60
54 1/12617.2253 1/12653.27
54 2/12621.1253 2/12656.96
54 3/12625.0653 3/12660.69
54 4/12629.0353 4/12664.43
54 5/12633.0453 5/12668.21
54 6/12637.0753 6/12672.01
54 7/12641.1553 7/12675.84
54 8/12645.2553 8/12679.70
54 9/12649.3953 9/12683.59
54 10/12653.5753 10/12687.51
54 11/12657.7853 11/12691.45
55662.0255695.42
55 1/12666.3155 1/12699.43
55 2/12670.7255 2/12703.46
55 3/12674.9855 3/12707.52
55 4/12679.3755 4/12711.62
55 5/12683.8055 5/12715.74
55 6/12688.2755 6/12719.90
55 7/12692.7855 7/12724.08
55 8/12697.3355 8/12728.30
55 9/12701.9155 9/12732.55
55 10/12706.5455 10/12736.83
55 11/12711.2011/12741.14
56715.9156745.49
56 1/12720.6656 1/12749.87
56 2/12725.4556 2/12754.28
56 3/12730.2856 3/12758.73
56 4/12735.1556 4/12763.21
56 5/12740.0756 5/12767.72
56 6/12745.0356 6/12772.27
56 7/12750.0356 7/12776.86
56 8/12755.0856 8/12781.48
56 9/12760.1756 9/12786.14
56 10/12765.3156 10/12790.83
56 11/12770.5056 11/12795.56
57775.7357800.32
57 1/12781.0057 1/12805.13
57 2/12786.3357 2/12809.97
57 3/12791.7057 3/12814.84
57 4/12797.1357 4/12819.76
57 5/12802.6057 5/12824.72
57 6/12808.1257 6/12829.71
57 7/12813.6957 7/12834.75
57 8/12819.3157 8/12839.82
57 9/12824.9857 9/12844.94
57 10/12830.7157 10/12850.09
57 11/12836.4957 11/12855.29
58842.3258860.53
58 1/12848.2158 1/12865.81
58 2/12854.1458 2/12871.13
58 3/12860.1458 3/12876.50
58 4/12866.1958 4/12881.91
58 5/12872.3058 5/12887.36
58 6/12878.4658 6/12892.86
58 7/12884.6858 7/12898.41
58 8/12890.9658 8/12904.00
58 9/12897.3058 9/12909.63
58 10/12903.7058 10/12915.31
58 11/12910.1658 11/12921.04
59916.6959926.81
59 1/12923.2759 1/12932.64
59 2/12929.9159 2/12938.51
59 3/12936.6259 3/12944.43
59 4/12943.4059 4/12950.40
59 5/12950.2459 5/12956.42
59 6/12957.1459 6/12962.49
59 7/12964.1159 7/12968.61
59 8/12971.1559 8/12974.78
59 9/12978.2659 9/12981.01
59 10/12985.4459 10/12987.28
59 11/12992.6859 11/12993.62

Age: The age to the nearest month of a contributor at the effective date of his actuarially equivalent allowance.

Actuarial Equivalent: The annual amount of allowance commencing at a given age and payable for life which is equal in value at that age to an annual amount of annuity of $1,000 payable at age 60 for life.

SCHEDULE II(s. 29)

SUPERANNUATION No.

The Commissioner,

R.C.M. Police,

Ottawa, Ontario.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act

Notice of Court Order

Applicable to Subsection 20(1) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act

CourtProvinceDate of Order
Name of RecipientAmount and Method of Payment
Lump sum
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Name of DependantRelationship of Dependant to Recipient
Statute or other Authority under which Order was made
THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE,

OTTAWA, CANADA.

In compliance with the above-mentioned order, (a certified copy of which is attached hereto) and pursuant to subsection 15(2) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, I hereby request that you pay the amount specified herein to the above-named dependant by deductions from any amount that is or becomes payable to the recipient under the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act.

(Date)

(Registrar, Prothonotary, Clerk or other officer of the Court authorized to issue this notice on behalf of the Court.)

  • SOR/93-219, s. 2

SCHEDULE III

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act

Election to Become a Contributor

(Applicable to a member of the Force who is subject to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Continuation Act and who elects to become a contributor under the R.C.M.P. Superannuation Act within one year of the coming into force of the R.C.M.P. Superannuation Act.)

PART IElection and Manner of Payment

  • 1 I, (Christian Names) (Surname) Reg. No. blank line a (Rank) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police hereby elect to become a contributor under the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act effective this date. I understand that I am entitled to count as pensionable service any period of service in the Force that I was entitled to count for pension purposes under Part II or III of the former Act and that, upon the making of this election, I shall be deemed to have elected to pay for that service for the purposes of Part I of this Act. I further understand that if I wish to elect to pay for the whole or any part of any other pensionable service, for which I may elect to pay under the R.C.M.P. Superannuation Act, such further election must be made within one year of the date of this election. I further understand that upon the making of this election I cease to be entitled to any benefit under Part II or III of the former Act.

    Date of Birth Day/Month/Year Marital Status S M W

  • 2 I will make payment in the following manner: (Place “x” in appropriate block.)

    • In a lump sum at the time of making this election or, if the cost is not known, within one month from date of demand;
    • In monthly instalments computed in accordance with Canadian Life Table No. 2 (1941), males four per cent or females four per cent, and the first instalment is due and payable commencing the first day of the month following the month in which this election is made.

    Period: blank lineblank line Amount: blank line

  • 3 I further understand that this election is void unless I have passed a medical examination within such time before or after the making of this election as the Commissioner prescribes.

Signed at (Place) thisblank line day of (Month) 19blank line

Witnessed as to signature

(Signature of Witness)blank line(Signature of Elector)

  • This form is to be completed in four copies; one copy to be retained by the elector; the original and remaining two copies to be returned to: The Commissioner, R.C.M. Police, Ottawa, Ontario, without delay.

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TO BE COMPLETED BY THE FORCE

PART IICertification

Direction to the Chief Treasury Officer:

The terms and conditions of the R.C.M.P. Superannuation Act with regard to the forwarding of this election within one year after the coming into force of this Act have been met, the contributor has successfully completed a medical examination and it will be in order to commence deductions from his “pay” in accordance with section 5 and subsection 8(5) of this Act.

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(Commissioner, R.C.M. Police)

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act

Election to Pay for Prior Pensionable Service

(This election must be completed and forwarded to the Commissioner, R.C.M. Police, Ottawa, Ontario, within the prescribed time limit.)

PART IElection and Manner of Payment

  • 1 I, (Christian Names) (Surname) Reg. No. blank line a (Rank) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police hereby elect to pay for elective pensionable service performed prior to the date on which I became a contributor under the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, as follows:

    • All my prior pensionable service;
    • Part only of my prior pensionable service, namely:

      (Specify type and period of service selected)

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      Date of Birth blank line Marital Status S M W

    GIVE DETAILS OF ALL PENSIONABLE SERVICE
    Approximate PeriodType of ServiceType of Benefit Received
    FromToCivil Service, War Service, Regular Force, Etc.Return of Contributions, Immediate Annuity, Deferred Annuity, Etc.
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  • 2 I will  make payment in the  following manner: (Place  “x” in appropriate block.)

    • In a lump sum at the time of making this election or,  if the cost is not known, within one month from date of demand;
    • In monthly instalments, computed  in accordance with Canadian Life Table No. 2  (1941) males four per cent or  females four per cent,  and  the  first  instalment  is  due  and payable commencing  the first day of the month following the month in which this election  is made and  continuing until the  total arrears of contributions are fully paid.

    Period: blank lineblank line Amount: blank line

    Signed at (Place) thisblank line day of (Month) 19blank line

    Witnessed as to signature

    (Signature of Witness)blank line(Signature of Elector)

    • This form is to be completed in  four copies; one copy to be retained by the elector; the original and remaining two copies to be returned to: The Commissioner, R.C.M. Police, Ottawa, Ontario, without delay.

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TO BE COMPLETED BY THE FORCE

PART IICertification

Direction to the Chief Treasury Officer:

  • Lump Sum Payment in the amount of $blank line is forwarded with this election to be credited to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Account.
  • Instalments at the monthly rate of $blank line are to commence with effect from the first day of the month following the month in which election was made.
  • If the service elected for  is under section 6(b)(ii)(I) of the  Act, the Force should ensure that the elector has successfully completed a medical examination.
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(Commissioner, R.C.M. Police)

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act

Election to Surrender Annuity or Annual Allowance Which Is Payable or Becomes Payable to a Former Contributor Under the Public Service Superannuation Act or the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act

PART IElection and Manner of Payment

  • 1 I, (Christian Names) (Surname) Reg. No. blank line a (Rank or Class) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police hereby elect, pursuant to subsection 24(5) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, to surrender my right to an annuity or annual allowance under:

  • 2 I  will pay  any amount  remaining unpaid  for the  above service  in the following manner:

    • In a lump sum at the  time of making this election or, if the cost is not known, within one month from date of demand;
    • By  lump sum  payment in  partial  settlement of  arrears the balance to be  paid  on monthly  instalments  commencing the first  day of  the month  following the  month in  which this election is made;

      Period: blank lineblank line Amount: blank line

    • In monthly instalments commencing the first day of the  month following the month in which this election is made.

    Witnessed as to signature

    (Signature of Witness)blank line(Signature of Elector)

  • This form is to be completed  in four copies: one copy to  be retained by the elector; the original and remaining two copies to be returned to: The Commissioner, R.C.M. Police, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • SOR/93-219, ss. 2, 3(F)
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