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Veterans Burial Regulations

Version of section 8 from 2009-07-30 to 2019-03-31:

  •  (1) Any person may apply for a gravemarker and for financial assistance for last sickness, funeral, burial and cremation costs on behalf of a deceased person.

  • (2) No financial assistance is payable unless an application for it is made within one year after the date that the remains of the deceased person become available for interment.

  • (3) If an application for financial assistance is received but cannot be acted on as a result of a pending decision as to whether the person is entitled to a disability award or as to whether a pension may be awarded under paragraph 21(1)(b) or (2)(b) of the Pension Act, the application is suspended until a decision has been rendered.

  • (4) If a person is determined to be entitled to a disability award or a decision is made to award a pension under paragraph 21(1)(b) or (2)(b) of the Pension Act, the application for financial assistance must be acted on as if the initial decision with respect to eligibility under subparagraph 2(b)(i), (ii) or (vi) had been favourable.

  • (5) If more than one person applies for financial assistance in respect of the same death, the order of priority for an application, to the exclusion of all others, is as follows:

    • (a) the liquidator of the succession of the deceased;

    • (b) the survivor of the deceased;

    • (c) the person who is best able to ensure the burial; and

    • (d) the person who lives closest to the place of burial of the deceased.

  • SOR/2006-50, s. 87
  • SOR/2009-225, s. 19(F)

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