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Pension Benefits Act Fees Regulations

made under Section 136 of the

Pension Benefits Act

S.N.S. 2011, c. 41

N.S. Reg. 216/2015 (May 14, 2015, effective June 1, 2015)


Citation

1     These regulations may be cited as the Pension Benefits Act Fees Regulations.


Definitions

2     (1)    In these regulations,

 

“Act” means the Pension Benefits Act;

Pension Benefits Regulations” means the Pension Benefits Regulations made under the Act.

 

       (2)    A term defined in the Pension Benefits Regulations has the same meaning when used in these regulations.


Fees must accompany documents

3     All fees must accompany any required documents on application, filing, submission or request unless otherwise required by these regulations.


Fees payable to the Superintendent

4     The fees payable to the Superintendent and prescribed for applications, filing of documents, approval of documents and making copies of documents under the Act and the Pension Benefits Regulations are as set out in the following table:


Description

Section

of Act

Section of Regulations

Fee

Minimum

total fee

Maximum

total fee

Application fees

application for registration of a pension plan, payable per each member of the pension plan in the Province or a designated jurisdiction

19(3)

28(2)

$5.80

$116.65

$8,749.75

application to withdraw funds from a prescribed retirement savings arrangement in circumstances of financial hardship

91(7)

213(3)

$116.65

-

-

Filing fees

filing of an annual information return for a pension plan, payable per each member of the pension plan in the Province or a designated jurisdiction

31(1)

65(2)

$5.80

$116.65

$8,749.75

filing of an annual information return submitted to the Superintendent later than 6 months after the end of the pension plan’s fiscal year, per each member of the pension plan in the Province or a designated jurisdiction

31(1)

65(2)

$8.75

$175.00

$13,124.60

filing of a valuation report submitted to the Superintendent after the date for filing the valuation report under the Pension Benefits Regulations, per each member, former member and retired member of the pension plan in the Province or a designated jurisdiction

31(2)

-

$8.75

$175.00

$13,124.60

Fees for approval of documents by Superintendent

approval of a certified copy of a financial institution’s specimen LIF contract

136(1)

207(1)(a)

$1,166.65

-

-



approval of a certified copy of a subsequent amendment to a financial institution’s specimen LIF contract

136(1)

207(1)(b)

$291.65

-

-



Copies of documents from Superintendent

copy of document prescribed in the Pension Benefits Regulations as the records of a pension plan that an administrator is required to make available under subsection 42(1) of the Act:

43(3)

-

 

 

 

       paper copy

 

 

$0.55

per page

$5.80

-

       electronic copy

 

 

$5.80

 

-


Fees payable to the Board

5     The fees payable to the Board and prescribed for making copies of documents under the Act and the Pension Benefits Regulations are as set out in the following table:


Description

Section

of Act

Section of Regulations

Fee

Minimum

total fee

Maximum

total fee

Copy of record of proceeding before Board

certified copy of the record of a proceeding before the Board under Section 114 or 115 of the Act upon request of a party to the proceeding who desires to appeal to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

116(2)

-

$0.55
per page

$5.80

-