Veterans Well-being Regulations (SOR/2006-50)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-04-01. Previous Versions

PART 3.1Caregiver Recognition Benefit (continued)

[SOR/2017-161, s. 4]
  •  (1) A designated person and the veteran in respect of whom the person is being paid the caregiver recognition benefit shall provide, at the Minister’s request, any information or documents that are necessary to enable the Minister to assess the veteran’s continued eligibility for the benefit.

  • (2) The Minister may, for the purposes of section 65.31 of the Act, suspend the payment of the benefit so long as

    • (a) the designated person or the veteran, as the case may be, fails to comply with a request made under subsection (1); or

    • (b) the veteran fails to undergo an assessment required under section 65.3 of the Act.

  • (3) Before suspending the payment of the benefit, the Minister shall provide the veteran and the designated person with written notification of the reasons for the suspension and the effective date of the suspension.

  • SOR/2015-197, s. 7
  • SOR/2017-161, s. 7
  •  (1) For the purposes of section 65.31 of the Act, the Minister may cancel the caregiver recognition benefit if

    • (a) a suspension under subsection 65.5(2) continues for at least six months; or

    • (b) the veteran’s eligibility for the benefit was based on a misrepresentation or the concealment of a material fact.

  • (2) On cancelling the benefit, the Minister shall provide the veteran and the designated person with written notification of the reasons for the cancellation, the effective date of the cancellation and the veteran’s rights of review.

  • SOR/2015-197, s. 7
  • SOR/2017-161, s. 7
  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraphs 65.1(1)(b) and (c) and subsections 65.1(2) and (3) of the Act, care means any activity that is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance and protection of a person.

  • (2) For the purposes of paragraph 65.1(1)(c) and subsection 65.1(3) of the Act, home in relation to a veteran, means the dwelling, other than a health care facility, in which the veteran normally resides.

  • SOR/2015-197, s. 7
  •  (1) The amount set out in item 5, column 2, of Schedule 2 to the Act shall be adjusted annually on January 1 in accordance with the percentage increase to the Consumer Price Index, rounded to the next 0.10%, for the year ending on October 31 of the previous year.

  • (2) The Consumer Price Index is the annual average all-items Consumer Price Index for Canada (not seasonally adjusted) published by Statistics Canada.

  • SOR/2017-161, s. 8

PART 4General

Reimbursement of Travel and Living Expenses — Medical Examination

  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 74(1) of the Act, the Minister shall pay the costs of meals, transportation and accommodations in accordance with the rates set out in the Treasury Board Travel Directive, as amended from time to time, subject to the following conditions:

    • (a) if the means of transportation is a taxi, $5.00 shall be deducted from the cost of each trip unless the person’s mobility or cognition is severely impaired or the deduction would severely impede the person’s ability to access the medical examination or assessment; and

    • (b) if the means of transportation is an automobile other than a taxi, the costs of transportation are payable at the rate applicable to employees of the public service of Canada who have requested the use of their own automobile plus 2 cents per kilometre and shall include the costs of parking.

  • (2) If a person undergoes a medical examination or an assessment in a country other than Canada, the payment of the expenses shall be made at the same rate and subject to the same conditions as the rates and conditions that are established for former members of the armed forces of that country for similar costs, or, if no such rates are established, at the rates that would be payable if the person were resident in Canada.

 A claim for reimbursement shall be made in writing no later than one year after the day on which the expenditure is incurred and must include proof of the expenditures.

Waiver

  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection 78.1(2) of the Act, the Minister shall notify the person in writing or orally.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection 78.1(3) of the Act, the person may accept to have the requirement for an application waived in writing or orally.

  • SOR/2017-161, s. 9

Review

  •  (1) An application referred to in section 83 of the Act shall be in writing and, unless circumstances beyond the applicant’s control necessitate a longer period, shall be made not later than 60 days after

    • (a) with respect to a decision referred to in section 75.2 of the Act, the day after the day on which the member is released from the Canadian Forces; or

    • (b) with respect to any other decision, the day on which the applicant receives notice of the decision.

  • (2) The review shall be based only on written submissions.

  • (3) The Minister may confirm, amend or rescind the decision under review.

  • (4) The Minister shall notify the applicant in writing of the decision setting out the reasons for the decision.

  • SOR/2015-197, s. 8
  •  (1) An application for a review of a decision made under subsection 68(3) must be made in writing no later than 60 days after receiving notice of the decision unless circumstances beyond the control of the applicant necessitate a longer period.

  • (2) The application must include the grounds for the review.

  • (3) The review shall be based only on written submissions.

  • (4) The Minister may confirm the decision under review or may amend or rescind it on the basis of new evidence or on the Minister’s determination that there was an error with respect to a finding of fact or the interpretation of a law.

  • (5) The Minister shall notify the applicant in writing of the decision setting out the reasons for the decision.

  • (6) A decision made under this section is not reviewable on application.

  • SOR/2009-225, s. 14
  •  (1) An application for a review of a decision made under Part 3 of the Act must be made in writing.

  • (2) The application must include the grounds for the review.

  • (3) The review shall be based only on written submissions.

  • (4) The Minister shall give the applicant written notification of the decision and the reasons for it.

  • SOR/2013-157, s. 4
  •  (1) If the Minister reviews a decision on the Minister’s own motion under section 83 of the Act, the Minister may confirm the decision, or may amend or rescind the decision if there is an error with respect to the finding of any fact or the interpretation of any law.

  • (2) Before amending or rescinding a decision on the Minister’s own motion under section 83 or 84 of the Act, the Minister shall provide the person affected by the decision with an opportunity to respond in writing.

  • (3) The Minister shall give the person affected by the decision written notification of any amendment or rescission made on the Minister’s own motion under section 83 or 84 of the Act and the reasons for the amendment or rescission.

  • SOR/2013-157, s. 5
  •  (1) [Repealed, SOR/2013-157, s. 6]

  • (2) The Minister shall inform the applicant of their right to have the Minister’s decision under section 84 of the Act reviewed by the Board under section 85 of the Act, and of their right to be represented before the Board

    • (a) free of charge, by the Bureau of Pensions Advocates or by a service bureau of a veterans’ organization; or

    • (b) at the applicant’s own expense, by any other representative.

  • SOR/2009-225, s. 15(F)
  • SOR/2013-157, s. 6

Related Amendments

Veterans Health Care Regulations

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