Programs and Services

Brochures

Funeral and Burial Program

Programs and Services

The Veterans Affairs Canada Funeral and Burial Program is delivered by the Last Post Fund, a not-for-profit organization, on behalf of the Department.

Health Services and Benefits (Medavie Blue Cross)

Programs and Services

A guide to access healthcare benefits and Veterans Independence Program

Managing Your Lump-Sum Payment

Programs and Services

Some tips for helping you manage a tax-free lump-sum payment.

Reports (for service providers)

End of Treatment Summary

Programs and Services

End of Treatment Summary

Psychiatric Assessment Report

Programs and Services

Psychiatric Assessment Report

Psychiatric Progress Report

Programs and Services

Psychiatric Progress Report

Psychological Assessment Report Guidelines

Programs and Services

These guidelines were developed to ensure that Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) clients receive a thorough and comprehensive psychological evaluation.

Psychological Progress Report

Programs and Services

Psychological Progress Report

Social Work Assessment Report Guidelines for Couples and Families

Programs and Services

These guidelines were developed to ensure that Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) clients and their families receive a thorough and comprehensive evaluation.

Social Work Assessment Report Guidelines for Individuals

Programs and Services

These guidelines were developed to ensure that Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) clients receive a thorough and comprehensive evaluation.

Social Work Progress Report

Programs and Services

Social Work Progress Report

Fact Sheets

Canadian Forces Income Support

Programs and Services

Canadian Forces Income Support (CFIS) is a tax-free monthly benefit that provides financial help if your household income is not enough to meet your basic needs.

Career Transition Services

Programs and Services

Career Transition Services are provided to help Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans make a successful transition from their military to their civilian career.

Case Management

Programs and Services

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) offers case management services to assist former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), as well as their families, whose transition to civilian life is challenged, often by a serious illness or injury resulting from their service.

Death Benefit

Programs and Services

When a military family loses a loved one in the line of duty, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is there to provide assistance and support to the survivor and dependent children. This support may include the Death Benefit.

Disability Benefits

Programs and Services

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) provides financial payments through the Disability Benefits Program to individuals who have a service-related illness or injury. To receive a disability benefit, you must have a diagnosed medical condition or disability and show that the condition or disability is related to your service.

Earnings Loss Benefit (for Survivors or Children)

Programs and Services

You may qualify if you are the survivor or dependent child of a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member or Veteran who died due to a service-related injury or disease or any injury or disease that was aggravated by service.

Earnings Loss Benefit (for Veterans)

Programs and Services

If your chosen career has been affected by injury or illness arising from your military service, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has a program specifically designed to provide an income support for you and your family while you work toward accomplishing your rehabilitation goals. The Earnings Loss Benefit ensures that your total income does not fall below 75% of your gross pre-release military salary or a pre-tax amount of $40,000 per year, whichever is greater.

Education Assistance Program

Programs and Services

The Education Assistance Program (EAP) provides a monthly allowance and a financial contribution toward college or university tuition and related costs for up to four years or 36 academic months, whichever is less.

Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Programs and Services

The Exceptional Incapacity Allowance (EIA) is a tax-free monthly support provided in part to recognize that a serious injury or illness represents a much broader impact on the life of an individual.

Group Health Insurance

Programs and Services

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) offers Veterans and their families the opportunity to purchase health care coverage through the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP). This voluntary program supplements any coverage you may have through your provincial or territorial health insurance plan. It can help with the costs of such things as prescription medication, vision care, and certain other health services.

Long Term Care

Programs and Services

Canada’s commitment to the nation’s injured, disabled and aging Veterans is a well-established tradition and priority, which dates back to the First World War. While long term care is a provincial responsibility, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) can contribute to the cost of these services when certain criteria are met.

My VAC Account

Programs and Services

A simple and secure way to do business online with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).

Permanent Impairment Allowance

Programs and Services

If you have been injured in the line of duty to an extent that prevents you from reaching your career potential, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has a program that can assist you financially. The Permanent Impairment Allowance (PIA) is a monthly amount—payable for life—for Veterans who have lost gainful employment opportunities because of a severe and permanent impairment resulting from their military service. Who qualifies for the Permanent

RCMP Services and Benefits

Programs and Services

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has partnered with the RCMP for more than 60 years to help serving and retired, regular and civilian members and their families. While the RCMP is responsible for the programs and services provided to its members, VAC administers some of these programs on its behalf, including the disability pension and health benefit programs for a service-related injury or illness.

Rehabilitation and Vocational Assistance

Programs and Services

It’s no secret that serving in the military can be dangerous. Even though the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) take many precautions, the reality of military life means that injuries can and do happen. When those injuries lead to the end of a military career, rehabilitation and vocational assistance services can be a very valuable and important part of the transition back to civilian life.

Service Health Records for Disability Benefit Application

Programs and Services

Service Health Records for Disability Benefit Application

Supplementary Retirement Benefit

Programs and Services

If you are a seriously disabled Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veteran approaching the age when most people would be considering retirement, you may be concerned about the pension income you can expect to receive. Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) recognizes that you may have made lower pension plan contributions over the years because you were not able to work. For that reason, VAC developed the Supplementary Retirement Benefit to compensate for this shortfall.

The New Veterans Charter (poster)

Programs and Services

The New Veterans Charter for CF Veterans and their families (poster)

Transition Services

Programs and Services

Leaving the military and re-establishing in civilian life can be a major change for you and your family. Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is committed to working closely with the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to help ensure their transition is a smooth one.

Treatment Benefits

Programs and Services

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) provides financial support to qualified Veterans for a wide variety of health services or benefits, including: medical, nursing and related health care; aids for daily living; special equipment; prescription medication; as well as dental, audiology, or vision services.

Veterans Independence Program

Programs and Services

The Veterans Independence Program (VIP) helps you remain independent and self-sufficient at home or in your community. Depending on your circumstances and health needs, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) can offer financial assistance to obtain a wide range of services, including: housekeeping; grounds maintenance, such as snow removal or lawn mowing; personal care; care and support from a health professional; home adaptations; access to nutrition; and ambulatory health care.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Programs and Services

If you are a disabled Canadian Forces (CF) Veteran, the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Rehabilitation Program may be able to help you and your family make the transition to civilian life.

War Veterans Allowance

Programs and Services

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) provides monthly financial assistance through the War Veterans Allowance (WVA) to qualified low-income Veterans or civilians to help meet their basic needs. The amount of the WVA provided is based on income, marital status, and if the Veteran has any dependants.

Mental Health

How to Get Help and Help Yourself During a Mental Health Crisis

Programs and Services

How to Get Help and Help Yourself During a Mental Health Crisis (brochure) (2008)

Mental Health Support

Programs and Services

Mental Health Support Poster

OSI Services and Supports

Programs and Services

OSI Services and Supports

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and War-Related Stress

Programs and Services

Whether in the military or as a civilian, at some point during our lives nearly all of us will experience a traumatic event that will challenge our view of the world or ourselves.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the Family

Programs and Services

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has a range of mental health services and benefits for Veterans, current members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the RCMP, and their families.

Support with Outpatient Follow-Up

Programs and Services

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) can help you with outpatient follow-up and discharge planning.

What is an Operational Stress Injury?

Programs and Services

An operational stress injury (OSI) is any persistent psychological difficulty resulting from operational duties performed while serving in the Canadian Forces (CF) or as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

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