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Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act

Version of section 37 from 2019-06-21 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Lump sum financial support order vs. periodic pension benefit

  •  (1) Where a financial support order provides only for a lump sum payment and the recipient’s pension benefit consists only of periodic payments, no diversion shall be made, except as provided in subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Circumstances in which diversion shall be made

    (2) Where the Minister is of the opinion that it is impossible or impracticable for a financial support order described in subsection (1) to be varied to stipulate periodic payments and the Minister has so notified the applicant and the recipient, a diversion shall be made in the amount of fifty per cent of the recipient’s monthly net pension benefit, subject to subsection (3), until

    • (a) the financial support order has been satisfied in full by the diversion; or

    • (b) the Minister is satisfied, on receipt of evidence submitted by the applicant or recipient, that the financial support order has been satisfied in full by other means or is no longer valid and subsisting.

  • Marginal note:Filing of annual statement

    (3) Where a diversion described in subsection (2) is made, the applicant must file annually with the Minister, within the prescribed time, a written statement respecting the applicant’s continued entitlement to the diversion, containing the prescribed information, signed by the applicant and witnessed by a person of a prescribed category.

  • Marginal note:Where subsection (3) not complied with

    (4) Where subsection (3) is not complied with, the diversion shall be terminated as of the first day of the month following the expiration of the time prescribed under subsection (3), without prejudice to the applicant’s right to re-apply under this Part.

  • R.S., 1985, c. G-2, s. 37
  • 2019, c. 16, s. 110(F)

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