9. Every family including three or more children giving entitlement to a family allowance is entitled, in respect of the third and each subsequent child under five years of age giving entitlement to a family allowance, to a quarterly allowance in the amount prescribed by regulation.
The first quarter serving as a basis for the payment of the allowance begins with the first month following the month of the child’s birth.
The allowance is payable, in the case of the birth of a child, from the quarter beginning with the month following the month of his birth and, in every other case, from the quarter following the quarter during which the child becomes the third or a subsequent child in the family.
Except in the cases referred to in section 9.1, the allowance is not payable for a particular quarter if a family allowance is not payable in respect of the child for the month preceding the first month of the quarter or if on the last day of the preceding quarter, the child had changed rank and become the first or second child in the family. The allowance shall cease to be paid from the quarter following the quarter during which the child reaches five years of age.
However, if a child becomes the third or a subsequent child in another family during the quarter during which he reaches five years of age, his new family is entitled to a single quarterly amount which shall be paid in the month following the month during which he reaches five years of age.
1973, c. 36, s. 9; 1981, c. 25, s. 9; 1989, c. 4, s. 2; 1990, c. 37, s. 4; 1990, c. 72, s. 1; 1991, c. 66, s. 1; 1993, c. 63, s. 5.