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Veterans Burial Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2013-06-01 to 2023-11-14:

  •  (1) Financial assistance is payable for the following costs:

    • (a) any medical costs of the deceased person’s last sickness that were not otherwise paid by the Minister and that are not insured under a private or provincial health care plan;

    • (b) the costs of the following funeral services:

      • (i) preparation of the remains,

      • (ii) provision of a casket that meets the standards specified by the Minister or provision of an urn,

      • (iii) provision of ceremonial services,

      • (iv) provision of death notices,

      • (v) transportation of the remains from the place where the death occurred to a funeral home and to a place of burial or cremation, and

      • (vi) transportation of the remains that requires the services of two funeral homes because the funeral home or place of burial or cremation are not in the same locality as the place where the death occurred;

    • (c) if necessary, the cost of any special preparation of the remains for viewing;

    • (d) if required, the cost of providing a single grave and reasonable costs of opening and closing the grave and its perpetual care;

    • (e) if a grave liner is required by the authorities of the cemetery, municipality or province, the cost of a decomposable or non-decomposable grave liner; and

    • (f) the cost of cremating the remains.

  • (2) The amount of financial assistance is the least of

    • (a) the aggregate of the amounts for the costs described in subsection (1), adding any goods and services tax, harmonized sales tax or provincial sales tax. In this aggregate amount the costs, before tax, do not exceed

      • (i) in respect of the costs referred to in paragraph (1)(a), $75,

      • (ii) in respect of the costs referred to in subparagraphs (1)(b)(i) to (v), $7,376,

      • (iii) in respect of the cost referred to in subparagraph (1)(b)(vi), $500,

      • (iv) in respect of the cost of any special preparation of the remains under paragraph (1)(c), $210,

      • (v) in respect of the cost of a decomposable grave liner under paragraph (1)(e), $200, and

      • (vi) in respect of the cost of a non-decomposable grave liner under paragraph (1)(e), $570;

    • (b) in the cases described in paragraph 2(a), the amount of any insufficiency of funds, determined under section 4.

  • (3) Despite paragraph (2)(a), an additional amount may be paid to cover the difference between the cost of a normal casket and the cost of an oversized casket or a hermetically sealed one.

  • (4) Financial assistance is payable only if no similar payment has been made by the Government of Canada in respect of the same deceased person.

  • SOR/2013-110, s. 1

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