helping dependants

DEPENDENTS ELIGIBILITY

The word “dependents” as used in RCNBF information, means wives / husbands, widows / widowers, children up to the age of 18 years, each of whom are, or were, dependent upon the earnings of an individual in one of the categories specified in paragraph 4(a) to (g). In addition, children over the age of 18 who were physically, or mentally, unable to provide for themselves from birth; and, children over the age of 18 who have been in continuous, full-time, attendance at college / university or vocational training, may be classed as dependants up to the age of 27.

Those NOT considered a “dependent” under RCNBF regulations are:

  1. spouses who have remarried;
  2. children who have left school and entered the work force;
  3. children who have married;
  4. children who have reached the age of 27, regardless of whether they have remained students.

OTHER DEPENDENTS

For the purpose of the Bursary Program, the following are also considered as eligible dependents:

  1. Grandchildren of former members of the Naval Forces of Canada, or former members of the Canadian Forces (Navy or Sea Element);
  2. Grandchildren of former members of the Canadian Forces who have served at least one year in a Maritime Command Unit;
  3. Grandchildren of Canadian Merchant Navy War Veterans;
  4. Children or spouses of serving members of the Canadian Forces who have a Sea Element rank designation or who have served a minimum of one year in a
    Maritime Command Unit.

2 Comments, RSS

  • Edward Greenfield

    says on:
    January 25, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I am requesting information on a bursary for my grand daughter I am a former member of the RCN joined 1957

    • RCNBF Administrator

      says on:
      January 25, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Hi Edward. Your grand daughter can apply. The Bursary part of the website is currently being changed and is down for a while. Applications will be put on the site in plenty of time before our competition date which runs from 1 Sept to the last working day in Oct. If you have specific questions we can be reached at our toll free number or by email rcnbf@rcnbf.com

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