Veterans Affairs Canada Benefits and Services

Veterans Affairs Canada Benefits and Services

Focusing on Veterans and their Families

At VAC we are proud to support Veterans and their families by:

Supporting families and well-being

  • Expanded access to 32 Military Family Resource Centres*
  • Caregiver Recognition Benefit*
  • Educational Assistance Program for children of a deceased CAF member or Veteran
  • Funeral and Burial Assistance
  • Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund*
  • Online Resources and Tools
  • Death Benefit

Ensuring financial security

  • Disability Benefits
  • Earnings Loss Benefit
  • Career Impact Allowance
  • Treatment Allowance
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Canadian Forces Income Support
  • Supplementary Retirement Benefit
  • Critical Injury Benefit
  • Retirement Income Security Benefit
  • Veteran Emergency Fund*
  • Financial Advice

Investing in education and training

  • Veterans' Training and Education Benefit*
  • Career Transition Services Program
  • Hire a Veteran Initiative
  • Veterans in the Public Service - Unit
  • Vocational Assistance

Facilitating access to health care

  • Treatment Benefits for injury/illness
  • Veterans Independence Program
  • Long-term Care
  • Group Health Insurance

Rehabilitating injured veterans

  • Psycho-Social Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Case Management
  • Medical Rehabilitation

Promoting mental health

  • Operational Stress Injury Clinics
  • Centre of Excellence on PTSD and other Related Mental Health Conditions*
  • Peer Support
  • VAC Assistance Services Line
  • Pastoral Care
  • 4,000 registered mental health professionals
  • Mental Health First Aid

*Announced in Budget 2017.
Implementation expected April 1, 2018.

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