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Children’s Special Allowances Act

Version of section 3 from 2011-12-15 to 2022-06-22:

Marginal note:Monthly special allowance

  •  (1) Subject to this Act, there shall be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, for each month, a special allowance in the amount determined for that month by or pursuant to section 8 in respect of each child who

    • (a) is maintained

      • (i) by a department or agency of the government of Canada or a province, or

      • (ii) by an agency appointed by a province, including an authority established under the laws of a province, or by an agency appointed by such an authority, for the purpose of administering any law of the province for the protection and care of children,

      and who resides in an institution, a group foster home, the private home of foster parents or in the private home of a guardian, tutor or other individual occupying a similar role for the month, under a decree, order or judgment of a competent tribunal; or

    • (b) is maintained by an institution licensed or otherwise authorized under the law of the province to have the custody or care of children.

  • Marginal note:Use of special allowance

    (2) A special allowance shall be applied exclusively toward the care, maintenance, education, training or advancement of the child in respect of whom it is paid.

  • 1992, c. 48, s. 23 (Sch., s. 3)
  • 2004, c. 26, s. 17
  • 2011, c. 24, s. 150

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