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Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations

Version of section 131 from 2006-03-22 to 2019-11-29:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the compensation that may be paid in respect of the death of an inmate or a person on day parole attributable to the inmate’s or person’s participation in an approved program is

    • (a) subject to section 117, an amount not exceeding $900 for the burial or cremation of the body;

    • (b) subject to section 117, an amount not exceeding $300, where for humanitarian reasons the body is transported to a region or an area that is outside the region or area in which the inmate or person on day parole resided immediately before the death;

    • (c) a lump sum of $500 plus a monthly payment equal to 75 per cent of the monthly minimum wage that is in force on the date of the payment, for the surviving spouse; and

    • (d) $125 per month for each dependent child, and if the surviving spouse dies, $140 per month thereafter.

  • (2) Where compensation is payable to dependent children who are the sole survivors of an inmate or a person on day parole and the dependent children have been placed in the care and custody of a foster parent by the appropriate provincial authorities, the Minister or authorized person may pay the foster parent a monthly payment equal to 75 per cent of the monthly minimum wage that is in force on the date of the monthly payment until the last dependent child in the care and custody of the foster parent ceases to be eligible for compensation.

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