Statutory Authorities

Statutory Grants and Contributions

  • National Defence makes benefits payments, in the form of contributions, to a number of individuals with links to the Canadian Armed Forces.
  • The contribution of $1.0 million in these Main Estimates ensures that military members receive the compensation they deserve.
  • These funds include:
    • $800,000 from the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act for individuals receiving pensions from the Consolidated Revenue Fund; and
    • $200,000 from the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act to pay pensions to individuals enrolled as Regular Force members before 1 April 1946.

Key Facts

  • The following grant program is no longer required, as the last participant under this grant passed away in July 2021 and no further payments will be made:
    • Payments to Dependants of Certain Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force Killed While Serving as Instructors Under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

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