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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-339
An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (death benefit)
FIRST READING, February 24, 2017
Ms. Mathyssen
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SUMMARY
This enactment amends the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act to provide that the death benefit be payable to a designated family member if there are no survivors or dependent children at the time of a member’s death.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-339
An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (death benefit)
2005, c. 21
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1(1)The portion of subsection 57(1) of the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
Eligibility — service-related injury or disease
57(1)The Minister may, on application and in accord-ance with section 59, pay a death benefit to a member’s survivor or a person who was, at the time of the member’s death, a dependent child or, if there is no survivor and no such dependent child, to a designated family member, if
(2)The portion of subsection 57(2) of the English version of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
Eligibility — injury or disease aggravated by service
(2)The Minister may, on application and in accordance with section 59, pay a death benefit to a member’s survivor or a person who was, at the time of the member’s death, a dependent child or, if there is no survivor and no such dependent child, to a designated family member, if
2Section 59 of the Act is renumbered as subsection 59(1) and is amended by adding the following:
Designated family member
(2)If there is no survivor and no person who was, at the time of a member’s death, a dependent child, the death benefit is payable to the family member designated by the member.
Division of benefit — designated family member
(3)If there is more than one designated family member, each designated family member is entitled to the amount obtained by dividing the death benefit by the number of designated family members.
Regulations
(4)For the purposes of subsection (2), the Governor in Council may make regulations
(a)defining the expression “family member”; and
(b)prescribing the form and manner in which the designation must be made.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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