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Veterans Burial Regulations

Version of section 4 from 2016-10-01 to 2024-05-14:

  •  (1) A determination in respect of an insufficiency of funds to meet costs, for the purpose of the provision of financial assistance, must be made by the Corporation as follows:

    • (a) if the deceased person has a survivor or a dependent child, the following amounts are deducted from the sum of the net assets of the survivor and the net assets of the succession, namely,

      • (i) $35,279 for the survivor or, if there is no survivor, for the dependent child,

      • (ii) $700 for each additional dependent child,

      • (iii) the aggregate of the amounts under paragraphs 3(2)(a) minus any amount already paid for the costs set out in subsection 3(1), if these amounts have not already been considered in the determination of the net assets of the succession,

      • (iv) if a gravemarker is not provided under section 5,

        • (A) the lesser of the actual cost of a gravemarker and the value of the gravemarker that would have been provided under that section minus the amount already paid for the gravemarker, if this amount has not already been considered in the determination of the net assets of the succession, and

        • (B) a reasonable amount for the perpetual care of the gravemarker, if this amount has not already been considered in the determination of the net assets of the succession,

      • (v) an amount equal to the person’s monthly income before their death,

      • (vi) if applicable, an amount equal to the market value of a motor vehicle that is ordinarily used by the deceased person’s family as a mode of transportation and that is chosen by the person making the application for financial assistance,

      • (vii) if applicable, an amount equal to the market value of the residence where the deceased person’s family lives, as chosen by the person making the application for financial assistance, and

      • (viii) an amount equal to the market value of the household effects of the deceased person’s family; and

    • (b) if the deceased person does not have a survivor or dependent children, the deductible amounts described in paragraph (a) do not apply, and the net assets of the succession as a whole are to be taken into consideration.

  • (2) If the amount determined under paragraph (1)(a) or (b) is nil or negative, there is an insufficiency of funds.

  • (3) The amount set out in subparagraph 4(1)(a)(i) is to be adjusted on January 1 of each year in accordance with the percentage increase to the Consumer Price Index for the year ending on September 30 of the previous year.

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

  • SOR/2009-225, s. 18
  • SOR/2016-149, s. 2

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