Cost estimate for the Veterans portion of Bill C-221: An act to amend certain Acts in relation to survivor pension benefits

Published: June 21, 2022


This enactment amends certain Acts to allow the survivor of an eligible person to receive pension benefits after the death of the person even if the person and the survivor married or began cohabiting in a conjugal relationship after the person attained the age of 60 years or retired. The PBO estimates the cost of the Veterans portion of this Bill with an effective date of January 1, 2023.

The PBO estimates the Veterans portion of Bill C-221 will cost $15 million in 2022-23 for a total of $276 million over the next 5 years.