Dans un soucis de mieux répondre aux besoins de sa clientèle, la Direction de l'IVAC est fière de vous présenter son nouveau site Web!

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​​​​ The law to assist persons who are victims of criminal offences and to facilitate their recovery is now in force. Consult the main changes brought about by this new law.​​​​​

 Lifetime Annuity or Capital Sum?

What is an annuity?

Crime victims and rescuers may receive an annuity from IVAC. An annuity is a periodic payment made to a rescuer/victim (or, if the latter is deceased, his/her dependents) as compensation for injuries caused by the situation concerned.

You are eligible for a permanent-disability benefit.

You can opt to receive your benefit in one of two ways—as either a lifetime annuity or a capital sum.

A lifetime annuity is an amount paid every month to victims/rescuers throughout their lifetime.

A capital sum is an amount paid to victims/rescuers once only.

How is the benefit type determined?

  • Where the monthly amount is greater than $225.33, the permanent-disability benefit consists of an annuity that victims/rescuers receive as long as they live.
  • Where the monthly amount is less than or equal to $225.33, the permanent-disability benefit may consist of either a lifetime annuity or a capital sum, as the victim/rescuer prefers. The victim/rescuer has to inform the Direction de l’IVAC of his or her choice, within the established deadlines. Otherwise, he or she will automatically receive a monthly benefit for three months; a capital sum will be paid at the end of the potential contestation period, that is 90 days.

In 2020, the amount of $225.33 is the maximum used to determine if the benefit will be paid monthly or as a capital sum. This amount is indexed annually.

General Information

If you need guidance or a budget consultation concerning your personal finances, please contact your local Association coopérative d'économie familiale (ACEF). This association is qualified to help you understand your budget so that you can make the best decision for you.

Actuarial values for use in calculating capital sum​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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