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Veterans Insurance Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1587)

Regulations are current to 2023-09-13

Veterans Insurance Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1587

VETERANS INSURANCE ACT

Regulations Respecting Veterans Insurance

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Veterans Insurance Regulations.

Interpretation

  •  (1) In these Regulations,

    Act

    Act means the Veterans Insurance Act; (Loi)

    Minister

    Minister means the Minister of Veterans Affairs; (ministre)

    policy

    policy means a contract of insurance entered into by the Minister under the Act; (police)

    Superintendent

    Superintendent means the Superintendent of Veterans Insurance. (surintendant)

  • (2) Any other word or phrase that is defined in the Act and used in these Regulations shall, for the purposes of these Regulations, have the same meaning as that given to it in the Act.

Policies

 Every policy shall be

  • (a) in the form set out in the schedule;

  • (b) signed by the Minister or bear his facsimile or lithographed signature;

  • (c) countersigned by the Superintendent; and

  • (d) subject to any endorsements thereon or attached thereto that are signed by the Superintendent.

 All moneys due under any policy are payable in the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario.

Premiums

  •  (1) Premiums under any policy are due and payable monthly and the due date of all monthly premiums is the first day of the month.

  • (2) Premiums may be paid quarterly, semi-annually or annually in advance and where so paid are respectively three, six and 12 times the monthly premium.

  • (3) A period of one month shall be allowed for the payment of any premium after the first without interest charge, during which period the policy shall continue in force, but if the insured dies during such period the premium, if then unpaid, shall be deducted from the insurance money payable under the policy contract, provided that such period of grace shall not apply when the only premium that has been paid is an interim premium for a period of less than one month.

  • (4) Payment of a premium may be made by placing the amount thereof in an envelope addressed to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ottawa, or to any district office of that Department and the payment, delivery or tender shall be deemed to have been made at the time of delivery of the letter at any post office, but nothing herein contained shall prevent proof by or on behalf of any insured that a payment otherwise made was made before the expiry of the period of grace.

  • (5) Payment, delivery or tender referred to in subsection (4) shall have the same effect as if made at the due date of the premium.

  • (6) Where the insured dies during any period for which a premium has been paid, there shall be refunded in the settlement of the policy the portion of the premium paid for the unexpired portion of that period calculated from the end of the calendar month in which the insured dies.

  • (7) Where during any period for which a premium has been paid the policy is surrendered, there shall be refunded in the settlement of the policy the cash surrender value of that policy and that portion of the premium paid for the unexpired portion of the period, calculated from

    • (a) the beginning of the calendar month in which the policy is surrendered, or

    • (b) the end of the calendar month in which the policy is surrendered,

    whichever calculation produces the greater amount.

  •  (1) In this section, interim term insurance means insurance subject to the terms and conditions of the policy for which application is made, in respect of a period of less than one month commencing at such time as the first monthly premium is paid and terminating upon the due date of such premium.

  • (2) Interim term insurance may be provided upon payment, at such time as the first monthly premium is paid, of an interim term premium computed on the same mortality basis as the monthly premium.

 A cash surrender value based on the policy reserve on the British Offices Life Tables, Om (5), with interest at 3 1/2 per cent per annum, is, where the Superintendent is satisfied as to the circumstances of the case, payable to the insured where

  • (a) the policy has been in force at least two years and premiums have been paid for at least two years;

  • (b) a written application therefor is made to the Superintendent

    • (i) by the insured, and

    • (ii) by the beneficiary or beneficiaries, except where his or their whereabouts is unknown or cannot be ascertained by the insured after a search satisfactory to the Superintendent; and

  • (c) the policy is returned to the Superintendent for cancellation or retention.

 In addition to those classes of persons authorized by subsection 7(1) of the Act as contingent beneficiaries, the insured may designate as a contingent beneficiary his uncle, aunt, nephew, niece or first cousin.

  •  (1) The age, identity, existence or death of persons shall be proved by such documents or other evidence as the Minister may require.

  • (2) Where proof of age is furnished during the lifetime of the insured, the age may be admitted by an authorized endorsement on the policy.

 Where premium payments have been in default for a period of less than five years on the policy in force for at least two full years and the policy is or has been in force under the authority of the automatic extended term insurance provision of the policy, the Minister may, where a payment of less than the total arrears of premiums and interest thereon is received and the insured so requests, authorize the application of the payment of arrears of premiums and interest thereon so as to effect a later date of default and thereby change the period of extended term of insurance if

  • (a) satisfactory evidence of the insurability of the insured is given at the time of such request; and

  • (b) the insured has paid an amount equal to at least three months premiums with interest.

Veterans Insurance Account

  •  (1) There shall be an account in the Consolidated Revenue Fund to be called the Veterans Insurance Account (in this section referred to as “the Account”) to which shall be credited all moneys received and to which shall be charged all moneys paid under the Act.

  • (2) At the end of each fiscal year, the liability outstanding arising out of contracts entered into under the Act shall be calculated by the Superintendent.

  • (3) If the liability calculated under subsection (2) is greater than the balance of the Account at the date of such calculation, there shall be credited to the Account an amount equal to the excess of the liability over the balance of the Account.

  • (4) If the liability calculated under subsection (2) is less than the balance of the Account at the date of such calculation, there shall be charged to the Account an amount equal to the amount by which the balance of the account exceeds the liability.

  • (5) In this section, Superintendent has the same meaning as in the Department of Insurance Act.

SCHEDULE(s. 3)

Canada

Ageblank lineblank lineNoblank line

This Policy Witnesseth that Pursuant to the

VETERANS INSURANCE ACT

The Government of Canada hereby insures the life of (hereinafter called the insured) subject to the following terms, provisions and conditions:

Plan — Life — Premiums payableblank line

Amount of Insurance

blank lineDollars.

When payable

Upon receipt of satisfactory proof of death of the insured and discharge of this contract.

How and to whom payable

  • (a) Payable at deathblank lineDollars as follows:

    Toblank lineof the insured,

    blank lineDollars.

    Toblank lineof the insured,

    blank lineDollars.

  • (b) Remainder ofblank lineDollars as follows:

    Toblank lineof the insured,

    blank lineDollars to be applied to purchase an annuity

    Toblank lineof the insured,

    blank lineDollars to be applied to purchase an annuity

Premium

An interim premium ofblank lineDollars andblank linecents may be payable on or before the date of this policy. Monthly premiums ofblank lineDollars andblank linecents each shall be due and payable on the first day of each month in every year during the continuance of this contract until the premiums forblank linepolicy years shall have been paid, after which no further premiums shall be required. The policy years and policy anniversaries shall be computed from the first day ofblank line19blank linewhile this policy is in force.

This policy is issued in consideration of the application herefor and of the payment of the premiums as provided herein and is subject to the provisions and conditions hereinafter set forth including the endorsements hereon or attached hereto and to the provisions of the said Act and any amendments thereto and regulations made thereunder, as fully as if the same were written above the signatures hereto set.

Signed at the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, thisblank lineday ofblank line19blank line

Superintendent of Veterans Insurance

Examined by

Minister of Veterans Affairs

Provisions and Conditions

  • 1 Contract

    This policy is subject to the provisions of the Veterans Insurance Act, including any amendments thereto and regulations made thereunder, and, together with the application herefor and any endorsements hereon or attached hereto, constitutes the contract between the parties hereto.

  • 2 Payment of premiums

    All premiums are payable on or before their due dates to the Receiver General and may be sent to the Chief Treasury Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ottawa, Canada. Premiums may be paid monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually in advance but to effect a change in the frequency of premium payment, written request therefor must be made to the Superintendent of Veterans Insurance, Ottawa. Except as expressly provided herein, the payment of a premium shall not maintain the policy in force beyond the due date of the next premium.

  • 3 Grace

    A grace period of one month shall be allowed for the payment of any premium after the first, without interest charge, during which period the policy shall continue in force, but, if the insured dies during such period, the premium, if then unpaid, shall be deducted from the insurance money payable hereunder, provided, however, that the grace period shall not apply when the only premium that has been paid is an interim premium for a period of less than one month.

  • 4 Age

    For the purpose of determining the premium payable hereunder, the age of the insured shall be taken at the birthday of the insured nearest to the date of this policy. Proof of age satisfactory to the Minister shall be furnished before any payment of insurance money is made hereunder. If the age of the insured has been understated, the amount of insurance and every benefit provided hereunder shall be such as the premium paid would have purchased at the correct age. If the age has been overstated, the excess premiums paid shall be refunded.

  • 5 Incontestability

    The statements made by the insured in the application for this policy shall, except in the case of fraud or error of age, be accepted as true and incontestable after the policy has been in force, during the lifetime of the insured, for a period of one year from the date hereof. All statements made in the said application shall, in the absence of fraud, be deemed representations and not warranties.

  • 6 Residence, travel and occupation

    This policy is free of all restrictions as to residence, travel and occupation, including military, naval and air service.

  • 7 Change of (a) beneficiary, (b) apportionment and (c) mode of payment of insurance money

    The insured may at any time change the beneficiary or beneficiaries, or the contingent beneficiary or contingent beneficiaries, theretofore designated, or the apportionment of the insurance money among them, or the mode of payment of the insurance money, all in conformity with the provisions of the Veterans Insurance Act in that behalf.

    Any change as aforesaid shall be made by declaration of the insured in duplicate on forms to be supplied by the Superintendent of Veterans Insurance on request. (Both copies of the declaration shall be returned to the said Superintendent, together with this policy of endorsement, after which the policy will be returned to the insured). Provided, however, that after the death of the insured the Minister may accept any instrument, writing or document appearing to him to be a bona fide expression of intention of the insured to effect a change as aforesaid, in which event payment in accordance therewith shall be in full and final settlement of all liability under this policy.

  • 8 Self-destruction

    In the event of the self-destruction of the insured, whether sane or insane, within one year after the date hereof, this policy shall be void and no part of the amount of insurance shall be paid but there shall nevertheless be returned to the beneficiary or beneficiaries, in proportion to their interests hereunder, the premiums actually paid, without interest.

  • 9 Disability

    If, before attaining the age of 60 years and before default in the payment of any premium hereunder (or, in the event of default, not later than the end of the period of grace), the insured becomes totally and permanently disabled so that he is thereby rendered incapable of pursuing any substantially gainful occupation, and if such disability is not deemed to be attributable to his service to such an extent as to entitle him to pension on the grounds of total disability under the Pension Act, the premiums thereafter falling due under this policy, during the continuance of such disability, shall be waived; provided, however, that premiums shall not be waived where such disability commenced prior to the date of the policy, and provided further that the insured shall be deemed to be totally and permanently disabled where his total disability has existed continuously for at least one year. The insurance money payable under any settlement of this policy shall not be reduced because of any premiums waived under this provision.

  • 10 Proof of disability

    Proof of disability shall be furnished to the satisfaction of the Minister before any premium will be waived hereunder. If the insured makes application for the disability benefit, he shall be examined by such physician as may be named for that purpose by the Minister. (The fee of the physician shall be paid by the insured). If the physician is satisfied that the insured is totally disabled and incapable of pursuing continuously any substantially gainful occupation, and that it is unlikely that he will at any time recover in whole or in part from such disability and incapacity, he shall so certify. Notwithstanding such certification, however, the Minister may submit the report for review to the Director of Medical Services of the Department of Veterans Affairs or to such other medical adviser as may be named by the Minister for that purpose, and he may require the insured to be examined by another physician; and in determining whether proof of disability as aforesaid has been established, the Minister shall take into account not only the said report or reports, but all other information available to him.

    Notwithstanding that proof of total and permanent disability may have been accepted by the Minister, he may at any time require proof of the continuance of such disability to be established, and if such proof is not furnished to the satisfaction of the Minister, all premiums thereafter falling due shall be payable by the insured.

  • 11 Cash surrender value

    There shall be payable to the insured, where the Superintendent is satisfied as to the circumstances of the case, a cash surrender value based on the policy reserve on the British Offices Life Tables, Om (5), with interest at 3 1/2 per cent per annum, where

    • (a) the policy has been in force at least two years and premiums have been paid for at least two years;

    • (b) a written application therefor is made to the Superintendent by the insured and by the beneficiary or beneficiaries, unless the whereabouts of such beneficiary or beneficiaries are unknown to, or cannot, after a search satisfactory to the Superintendent, be ascertained by the insured; and

    • (c) the policy is returned to the Superintendent for cancellation and retention.

    The cash surrender value payable within three months after the due date of the first premium in default, if any, shall be the reserve on the policy at the said date and at all other times shall be the reserve as at the date of surrender. Payment of the said cash value shall be in full and final settlement of all liability hereunder. Specimen cash values in accordance with this provision are shown in the table of guaranteed values below.

  • 12 Reduced paid-up insurance

    At any time after this policy has been in force for two years (premiums having been paid for at least two full years) but not later than three months after the due date of the first premium in default, if any, the insured may, upon written application and upon return of this policy for endorsement be granted paid-up insurance for a reduced amount, which amount shall be such as the reserve on the policy as at the end of the period for which premiums have been paid will provide when applied as a net single premium at the then attained age of the insured. Specimen paid-up insurance values in accordance with this provision are shown in the table below.

  • 13 Automatic extended term insurance

    If, after this policy has been in force for two years (premiums having been paid for at least two full years), any premium due hereunder is not paid within the period of grace, the full amount of insurance shall, unless the cash surrender value or reduced paid-up insurance has been applied for under Provision 11 or 12, be automatically continued for such a period (disregarding fractional parts of a month) as the reserve on the policy as at the date on which the said premium fell due will provide when applied as a net single premium at the then attained age of the insured. Subject to Provision 14 hereof, all rights and liabilities under the policy shall terminate upon the expiration of the period herein provided for. Specimen periods of extended term insurance in accordance with this provision are shown in the table below.

    TABLE OF GUARANTEED VALUES

    In Accordance with Provisions 11, 12 and 13

    PLANAGE
    Number of full years in forceVALUES AVAILABLE AT END OF YEAR
    Cash ValuePaid-up InsuranceExtended Term Insurance
    YearsMonths

    The values shown in the above table are mathematically equivalent to the full net premium reserves on the bases of the British Offices Life Tables, Om (5), and interest at the rate of 3 1/2 per cent per annum.

    The cash values and paid-up insurance values in the table are for an amount of insurance of $1,000 and apply pro rata to the amount of insurance stated on the first page hereof; the periods of extended term insurance remain the same for all amounts of insurance.

    The values shown are those available at the end of the policy years indicated: values available during a policy year or for subsequent years will be computed on the same bases and will be furnished on request.

  • 14 Reinstatement

    If any premium due hereunder is not paid within the period of grace, and if the cash surrender value or reduced paid-up insurance has not been granted, the insured may, with the consent of the Minister and subject to such evidence of insurability as the Minister may require, reinstate the policy in full force at any time within five years from the due date of the first premium in default by payment of the arrears of premiums with interest at the rate of five per cent per annum compounded annually.

  • 15 Policy unassignable

    The insurance money payable under this policy shall be unassignable and shall not be subject to the claims of creditors of the insured or of the beneficiary. Any attempted dealing with such money by pledge, assignment or otherwise will be disregarded as null and void.

  • 16 Payment of insurance money

    The amount of insurance provided hereunder shall become payable in the manner stated on the first page hereof upon receipt of the satisfactory proof of the death of the insured and upon discharge of this contract. The total payments to be made at death under this policy and all other policies, if any, issued to the insured and in force under the Veterans Insurance Act shall not exceed the total amount of insurance stated therein, or $2,000, whichever is the lesser. The remainder, if any, of the insurance money, or the portion thereof to which any beneficiary is entitled, shall be payable in instalments as an annuity; provided, however, that where the insurance money remaining to be paid as an annuity to any beneficiary is $1,000 or less, the Minister may, upon the request of the said beneficiary, direct that such money shall be paid in such manner and in such amounts, including payment in a lump sum, as the Minister may consider appropriate.

    The mode of payment of the insurance money stated on the first page hereof is that elected by the insured in his application but may be varied by declaration of the insured in the manner set out in Provision 7 hereof, or may after the death of the insured be varied by the beneficiary with the consent of the Minister. Alternative modes of payment of insurance money as an annuity are shown in Tables A and B below. Annuities may be made payable quarterly, semi-annually or annually, commencing 3, 6 or 12 months after the date of death of the insured. Annuities payable annually are shown in Table B but the corresponding annuities payable quarterly or semi-annually will be computed according to the same bases and principles and will be furnished on request to the Superintendent of Veterans Insurance.

Table A

Payment to beneficiary which $1,000 of insurance money will purchase as an annuity certain for the terms shown below. Payments for an amount of insurance money greater or smaller than $1,000 will be proportionate.

Frequency of PaymentTerm
5 years10 years15 years20 years
Quarterlyblank line54.6629.6721.4317.36
Semi-annuallyblank line109.7959.6043.0434.88
Annuallyblank line221.48120.2486.8370.36

Table B

Annual payment to beneficiary which $1,000 of insurance money will purchase as a life annuity or as a life annuity guaranteed for the terms shown below and as long thereafter as the beneficiary may live. Payments for an amount of insurance money greater or smaller than $1,000 will be proportionate.

Age of beneficiary as at birthday nearest to date of death of insuredAnnual payment as an annuity for lifeAnnual payment as an annuity for life, guaranteed for
MaleFemale5 years10 years15 years20 years
539.7139.6939.6339.5539.46
639.8539.8339.7739.6939.60
740.0039.9739.9139.8339.74
840.1540.1240.0639.9839.88
940.3140.2840.2240.1440.04
51040.4740.4440.3840.3040.20
61140.6440.6140.5540.4740.36
71240.8240.7940.7340.6440.54
81341.0040.9740.9140.8240.72
91441.2041.1741.1041.0240.91
101541.4041.3741.3141.2241.10
111641.6141.5841.5241.4241.31
121741.8341.8041.7441.6441.52
131842.0742.0441.9741.8741.75
141942.3142.2842.2142.1141.98
152042.5742.5342.4642.3642.22
162142.8342.8042.7342.6242.47
172243.1143.0843.0142.8942.74
182343.4143.3843.3043.1843.01
192443.7243.6843.6043.4743.30
202544.0444.0143.9243.7843.60
212644.3844.3544.2544.1143.90
222744.7444.7044.6044.4544.23
232845.1145.0744.9744.8044.56
242945.5145.4645.3545.1744.91
253045.9245.8745.7545.5545.27
263146.3546.3046.1745.9545.64
273246.8046.7546.6046.3646.03
283347.2747.2147.0646.8046.43
293447.7747.7047.5347.2546.84
303548.2948.2248.0347.7247.27
313648.8348.7648.5548.2047.72
323749.4049.3249.0948.7148.18
333850.0049.9149.6549.2448.65
343950.6250.5250.2449.7849.14
354051.2851.1650.8650.3549.64
364151.9651.8451.5050.9450.16
374252.6852.5452.1651.5550.70
384353.4353.2852.8652.1851.25
394454.2254.0553.5952.8451.81
404555.0554.8654.3553.5252.39
414655.9255.7055.1454.2252.98
424756.8356.5955.9654.9553.59
434857.7957.5256.8255.7054.21
444958.7958.5057.7256.4854.84
455059.8559.5258.6557.2855.48
465160.9660.5959.6258.1156.13
475262.1361.7160.6458.9656.79
485363.3562.8961.6959.8457.46
495464.6564.1362.7960.7458.13
505566.0165.4363.9461.6658.81
515667.4566.8065.1362.6159.49
525768.9768.2366.3663.5860.17
535870.5769.7467.6564.5660.84
545972.2571.3268.9865.5761.51
556074.0472.9870.3666.5862.17
566175.9274.7371.7967.6262.82
576277.9176.5773.2768.6663.45
586380.0278.4974.8069.7164.07
596482.2580.5276.3870.7664.67
606584.6282.6578.0071.8165.24
616687.1284.8979.6772.8565.79
626789.7887.2381.3773.8966.31
636892.6089.7083.1274.9166.79
646995.5992.2884.9075.9167.25
657098.7894.9986.7276.8867.67
6671102.1697.8388.5677.8368.06
6772105.77100.8190.4178.7468.41
6873109.60103.9292.2879.6168.72
6974113.70107.1794.1580.4469.01
7075118.06110.5696.0281.2169.25
7176122.72114.1097.8781.9469.47
7277127.69117.7899.7082.6169.65
7378133.01121.59101.4983.2369.80
7479138.71125.55103.2483.7869.93
7580144.80129.64104.9384.2870.04
7681151.34133.85106.5684.7370.12
7782158.36138.18108.1185.1270.19
7883165.89142.61109.5885.4570.24
7984173.99147.13110.9585.7470.28
8085182.71151.72112.2385.9870.31
81192.09156.35113.4086.1870.33
82202.22161.01114.4686.3570.34
83213.16165.67115.4286.4870.35
84224.98170.30116.2886.5970.36
85237.77174.88117.0386.6670.36
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