16. (1) A contributor is not entitled to an annuity under these Regulations in respect of a disability unless
(a) he has undergone a medical examination; and
(b) the Medical Services Branch, National Capital Zone of the Department of National Health and Welfare has certified that he is disabled.
(2) A contributor who
(a) is less than 65 years of age, and
(b) is in receipt of an annuity payable under these Regulations in respect of a disability previously incurred by him,
shall undergo medical examinations until he reaches 65 years of age at such times and at such places as the Minister may determine.
(3) Where a contributor who has undergone a medical examination in accordance with subsection (2) is certified by the Medical Services Branch, National Capital Zone of the Department of National Health and Welfare, to have regained his health or to be capable of performing the duties of an agent, payment of the annuity shall be suspended but shall be resumed, subject to these Regulations, at such time as he reaches 65 years of age, or again becomes disabled.
(4) A report in accordance with the form prescribed by the Minister concerning each medical examination undergone by a contributor to whom subsection (1) or (2) applies shall be made to the Minister as soon as practicable after the medical examination is conducted.
(5) Unless otherwise determined by the Minister, a medical examination required by these Regulations shall be undergone at the expense of the contributor.
DIVERSION OF AMOUNTS PAYABLE IN CERTAIN CASES
17. (1) Where any court in Canada of competent jurisdiction has made an order requiring a recipient to pay an amount to his spouse, former spouse, child or other dependent and the court has issued to the Minister a notice, in a form prescribed by the Minister, requesting him on behalf of the recipient to pay to the person named in the order an amount specified in the notice, the amount so specified or any lesser amount specified by the Minister shall, if the Minister so directs, be deducted either in a lump sum or in instalments from any amount that is or is about to become payable to the recipient under these Regulations and shall be paid to the person named in the order.
(2) Where a contributor or a person to whom any benefit has become payable under these Regulations, has disappeared under circumstances that, in the opinion of the Minister, raise beyond a reasonable doubt a presumption that he is dead, the Minister may issue a certificate declaring that such person is presumed to be dead and stating the date upon which his death is presumed to have occurred, and upon the issue of the certificate such person shall be deemed, for all purposes of these Regulations, to have died on the date so stated in the certificate.
(3) Where, for any reason, a recipient is unable to manage his own affairs, or where he is incapable of managing his own affairs and there is no person entitled by law to act as his committee, the Minister may pay to any person designated by the Treasury Board to receive payment on behalf of the recipient any amount that is payable to the recipient under these Regulations.
(4) For the purpose of these Regulations, any payment made by the Minister pursuant to subsection (1) or (3) is deemed to be a payment to the recipient in respect of whom such payment is made.
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