FEDERAL BILL

Bill C-42, An Act To Amend The Canadian Forces Members And Veterans Re-establishment And Compensation Act, The Pension Act And The Department Of Veterans Affairs Act And To Make Consequential Amendments To Other Acts

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS MULTIPLE STATUTES

1st Reading
March 25, 2017


RECOMMENDATION His Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act, the Pension Act and the Department of Veterans Affairs Act and to make consequential amen... (Click for more)


House

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading
Mar 24, 2017

Senate

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading

Published on March 25, 2017

Bill Summary

Bill C-42, An Act To Amend The Canadian Forces Members And Veterans Re-establishment And Compensation Act, The Pension Act And The Department Of Veterans Affairs Act And To Make Consequential Amendments To Other Acts

RECOMMENDATION

His Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act, the Pension Act and the Department of Veterans Affairs Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.






SUMMARY






This enactment amends the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act to, among other things,

(a) specify to whom career transition services may be provided under Part 1 of the Act and authorize the Governor in Council to make regulations respecting those services;

(b) create a new education and training benefit that will provide a veteran with up to $80,000 for a course of study at an educational institution or for other education or training that is approved by the Minister of Veterans Affairs;

(c) end the family caregiver relief benefit and replace it with a caregiver recognition benefit that is payable to a person designated by a veteran;

(d) authorize the Minister of Veterans Affairs to waive the requirement for an application for compensation, services or assistance under the Act in certain cases;

(e) set out to whom any amount payable under the Act is to be paid if the person who is entitled to that amount dies before receiving it; and

(f) change the name of the Act.






The enactment also amends the Pension Act and the Department of Veterans Affairs Act to remove references to hospitals under the jurisdiction of the Department of Veterans Affairs as there are no longer any such hospitals.






Finally, it makes consequential amendments to other Acts.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act S.C. 2005, c. 21

  2. Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act S.C. 2012, c. 19

  3. Department of Veterans Affairs Act R.S.C., 1985, c. V-1

  4. Pension Act R.S.C., 1985, c. P-6

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