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Canadian Forces Superannuation Regulations (C.R.C., c. 396)

Regulations are current to 2021-04-05 and last amended on 2016-06-01. Previous Versions

Pensionable Service (continued)

Former Participants Under the Reserve Force Pension Plan Regulations (continued)

 A member who has made a pensionable earnings election, and is still paying in respect of the election by way of instalments on the day before the day on which the member becomes a contributor, is required to pay into the Canadian Forces Pension Fund, by instalments reserved from pay and allowances or otherwise, amounts equal to the unpaid instalments on the same terms and conditions as set out in sections 18 to 23 of the Reserve Force Pension Plan Regulations as those that would apply to a participant under those Regulations in respect of a pensionable earnings election.

  • SOR/2007-33, s. 4
  • SOR/2016-64, s. 49

Service Without Pay

  •  (1) Any period of service of a contributor in the Canadian Forces of 60 consecutive days or less in respect of which, pursuant to regulations made under the National Defence Act,

    • (a) a forfeiture has been imposed,

    • (b) a deduction has been imposed for a period of suspension from duty in an amount equal to the whole of the pay and allowances withheld, or

    • (c) a forfeiture referred to in paragraph (a) together with a deduction described in paragraph (b) has been imposed,

    whether or not they were a contributor during that service and whether or not the service was performed before or after February 1, 1968, shall, to the extent that it may otherwise be counted as pensionable service under the Act, be counted as pensionable service, but any period of such service that exceeds 60 consecutive days shall not be counted as pensionable service.

  • (2) Any portion of a period of service of a contributor that is three months or less in duration and in respect of which no pay was authorized to be paid, other than any period of service during which a deduction or forfeiture described in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) has been imposed, shall be counted as pensionable service.

  • (2.1) Where a period of service of a contributor in respect of which no pay was authorized to be paid, other than any period of service during which a deduction or forfeiture described in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) has been imposed, exceeds three months, the portion of the period of service that is in excess of three months shall be counted as pensionable service unless the contributor elects not to count that service as pensionable service.

  • (2.2) An election not to count as pensionable service a portion of a period of service in excess of three months referred to in subsection (2.1) shall be made by

    • (a) completing Form CFSA 106 (Surrender of Right to Count Pensionable Service Without Pay) within 90 days after the later of

      • (i) the end of the period of service, and

      • (ii) the day on which the contributor is required to resume making contributions under the Act; and

    • (b) sending the form to the Minister, or a person designated by the Minister, within 30 days after making the election.

  • (2.3) In respect of a contributor who, as a reserve force member, was entitled to exercise the option referred to in section 8 of the Reserve Force Pension Plan Regulations, that section continues to apply until all of the contributions referred to in that section have been paid.

  • (2.4) A contributor who, as a reserve force member, exercised the option referred to in section 8 of the Reserve Force Pension Plan Regulations cannot elect to count as pensionable service any day of reserve force service in respect of which that option was exercised.

  • (3) Contributions are not required in respect of

    • (a) any portion of a period of service that exceeds 60 days in duration in respect of which a deduction or forfeiture described in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) has been imposed; or

    • (b) any service in respect of which an election has been made under subsection (2.1).

  • (4) During a period of service of a contributor, other than a member of the reserve force, that is countable as pensionable service under subsection (1), (2) or (2.1), the contributor is, for the purposes of the Act, deemed to have been authorized to be paid and to have received pay during that period at the rate of pay authorized for the rank held by the contributor at the commencement of the period.

  • (4.1) During a period of service of a contributor, who is a member of the reserve force, that is countable as pensionable service under subsection (2) or (2.1), if the contributor is exempted from training and duty under article 9.09 or 9.10 or is granted leave for maternity or parental purposes under article 16.26 or 16.27 of the Queen’s Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Forces, the contributor is, for the purposes of the Act, deemed to have been authorized to be paid and to have received pay during each week for which the contributor is exempted or granted leave, equal to the weekly rate of pay calculated in accordance with instruction 205.461(7) of the Compensation and Benefits Instructions for the Canadian Forces established under section 35 of the National Defence Act.

  • (5) The contributions required to be paid by a contributor for a period of pensionable service described in subsection (2) or (2.1) shall be paid

    • (a) by reservation in approximately equal instalments from the contributor’s pay for a period equal to the period of service without pay, commencing on the later of

      • (i) the day following the day on which the period expires, and

      • (ii) the day on which the contributor is required to resume making contributions under the Act; or

    • (b) at the option of the contributor, in a lump sum at any time prior to the completion of payment under paragraph (a).

  • (5.1) Where a contributor who is paying an amount by instalments pursuant to paragraph (5)(a) commences another period in respect of which no pay is authorized to be paid, other than a period of service during which a deduction or forfeiture described in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) has been imposed, before all instalments have been paid under paragraph (5)(a),

    • (a) payment of the unpaid instalments is deferred until the later of

      • (i) the day following the day on which the most recent period of service without pay expires, and

      • (ii) the day on which the contributor is required to resume making contributions under the Act; and

    • (b) an amount equal to the aggregate of the amount of the unpaid instalments and the amount payable in respect of the most recent period of service without pay shall be paid in the manner set out in subsection (5), except that the period over which the unpaid instalments were to be paid shall be added to the period of repayment in respect of the most recent period of service without pay.

  • (6) Any amount payable by a contributor under this section that is unpaid upon their ceasing to be a member of the regular force shall be reserved in the manner prescribed for recovery of unpaid instalments under subsection 14(5).

  • (7) A contributor who is entitled to count as pensionable service any period of service described in subsection (1), (2) or (2.1) shall contribute to the Superannuation Account or Canadian Forces Pension Fund in respect of that service an amount equal to the amount that the contributor would have been required to contribute in respect of the pay deemed by subsection (4) to have been authorized to be paid to the contributor during that period

    • (a) in respect of any portion of a period of service described in subsection (1) that was prior to 1966 or a period of service described in subsection (2) or (2.1), in the manner and at the rate set out in subsection 4(1) of the Act as that subsection read on December 31, 1965;

    • (b) in respect of any portion of a period of service described in subsection (1) that was after 1965 and prior to April 1, 1969, in the manner and at the rate set forth in subsection 4(1) of the Act as that subsection read on March 31, 1969;

    • (c) in respect of any portion of a period of service described in subsection (1) that was after March 31, 1969, in the manner and at the rates set out in subsection 5(1) of the Act; and

    • (d) interest within the meaning of subsection 7(2) of the Act on any amount determined pursuant to any of paragraphs (a) to (c).

  • (8) A contributor who makes an election under clause 6(b)(ii)(L) of the Act to count as pensionable service any period of service that the contributor had previously elected under subsection (2.1) not to count as pensionable service shall pay to the Superannuation Account or Canadian Forces Pension Fund an amount equal to

    • (a) where the election is made within one year after the day on which the contributor is required to resume making contributions under the Act,

      • (i) the amount that the contributor would have been required to contribute in respect of that period of service had the contributor not made the election, and

      • (ii) interest within the meaning of subsection 7(2) of the Act; and

    • (b) in any other case,

      • (i) the amount that the contributor would have been required to contribute if the rate of pay for that period of service had been the rate of pay in effect at the time of the election under clause 6(b)(ii)(L) of the Act, and

      • (ii) interest within the meaning of subsection 7(2) of the Act.

  • SOR/92-717, s. 10
  • SOR/95-569, s. 1
  • SOR/95-570, s. 11(F)
  • SOR/2007-33, s. 5
  • SOR/2008-307, s. 5(F)
  • SOR/2016-64, ss. 11, 50, 54(E), 55(E)
 
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