APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE
3. A veteran who wishes to be certified as qualified to participate in the benefits of the Act shall submit to the Director, through the nearest office of the Director, an application for certification in writing, in such form and containing such information as the Director may from time to time determine.
ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS
4. (1) In determining the eligibility of a veteran with service in the Western hemisphere only to be certified, the 12 months active service required by paragraph (b) of the definition “veteran” in section 2 of the Act shall be calculated in days and 365 days active service constitutes 12 months active service.
(2) Time spent by a veteran in professional training in the faculty of medicine or dentistry in any university or in any hospital prior to appointment to a unit as a commissioned officer pursuant to Canadian Army Routine Orders Nos. 3202 and 3343, as amended, shall not be counted as active service under the Act.
5. (1) No veteran is eligible for benefits under the Act in respect of service in the naval, army or air forces of Her Majesty subsequent to
(a) the day of his acceptance as a member of the regular forces, if he was so accepted after March 31, 1946;
(b) March 31, 1946, if on that day he was a member of the regular forces serving on active service; or
(c) March 31, 1946, if he volunteered and was accepted for service in the naval, army or air forces of Canada for a special period terminating on or after September 30, 1947, unless he was serving on overseas service on August 31, 1945, and remained continuously on the strength of an establishment, unit or ship on overseas service, in which case he is eligible for benefits in respect of all such service.
(2) A veteran eligible for benefits under the Act is eligible for benefits under the Act in respect of all of his full-time service, if he was not accepted as a member of the regular forces or was not accepted for service in the naval, army or air forces of Canada for a special period terminating on or after September 30, 1947.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (1), “overseas service” has the same meaning as it has in the War Service Grants Act.
QUALIFICATION OF VETERAN
6. An applicant for a qualification certificate shall submit reasonable evidence that
(a) he is personally fit and able to carry on the occupation by which he proposes to gain his livelihood;
(b) by reason of his character, habits, knowledge and experience, he is capable of carrying on that occupation successfully;
(c) he understands the financial responsibility required by the Act; and
(d) in all other respects, including availability of initial capital, he is qualified to participate in the benefits of the Act.
7. A qualification certificate shall not be issued to a veteran who intends to carry on full-time farming operations unless, in the opinion of the district superintendent, the veteran has had two years satisfactory farming experience, prior to the date of his application, in the operation and management of the type of farm the veteran proposes to operate.
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