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3.0 Program Expenditure Overview

The information below provides a breakdown of departmental spending by program.

Table 3.1 Expenditures by Program - Actuals

Expenditures By Program (in $ millions) Actual as of March 31, 2021 YTD
Dec 2021
2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21
Disability Pensions $1,331.1 $1,261.2 $1,215.9 $1,227.0 $1,125.0 $843.4
Disability AwardsFootnote 1 $700.0 $1,621.4 $1,323.7 $115.6 $3.0 $1.4
Pain and Suffering Compensation - - - $917.0 $1,085.5 $1,148.6
Additional Pain and Suffering Compensation - - - $119.1 $154.1 $131.0
Other Health Purchased Services $590.1 $583.3 $621.6 $630.2 $627.6 $485.9
Veterans Independence Program
(Includes Housekeeping & Grounds Maintenance)
$350.2 $344.6 $342.2 $339.2 $339.1 $244.6
Earnings Loss $269.9 $420.1 $527.7 $13.9 $7.0 $0.3
Career Impact Allowance (CIA)Footnote 2 $79.7 $123.1 $189.0 $0.0 $0.1 $0.0
Income Replacement Benefit - - - $777.5 $868.4 $740.6
Canadian Forces Income Support $1.1 $1.5 $1.5 $1.9 $2.1 $1.5
Supplementary Retirement BenefitFootnote 3 $0.3 $0.3 $0.6 $40.6 $0.9 $0.8
War Veterans Allowance $6.5 $6.1 $5.7 $4.6 $3.8 $2.5
Rehabilitation and New Veterans Charter Support Services $33.5 $43.6 $53.2 $62.1 $65.5 $54.4
Education and Training Benefit - - $12.3 $20.6 $23.4 $18.8
Retirement Income Security Benefit $0.5 $0.9 $1.6 $0.1 $0.0 $0.0
Veterans Emergency Fund - - $1.2 $1.5 $1.5 $1.0
Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund - - $3.0 $4.8 $7.0 $2.1
Critical Injury Benefit $2.5 $1.2 $0.7 $0.8 $1.4 $0.8
Caregiver Recognition Benefit - - $6.6 $9.5 $10.6 $9.5
Family Caregiver Relief BenefitFootnote 4 $2.1 $2.8 $0.3 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Subtotal: Program ExpendituresFootnote 5 $3,367.5 $4,410.1 $4,306.8 $4,285.9 $4,325.9 $3,687.4
Other Program ExpendituresFootnote 6Footnote 7Footnote 8 $30.7 $31.4 $23.9 $55.1 $54.9 $35.5
Total: Program ExpendituresFootnote 5 $3,398.2 $4,441.5 $4,330.7 $4,341.0 $4,380.8 $3,722.9

Table 3.2 Expenditures by Program - Forecasts

Expenditure by Program (in $ millions) ForecastFootnote 9
2021–22 2022–23 2023–24 2024–25 2025–26
Disability Pensions Footnote 10 $1,112.7 $1,091.7 $1,067.8 $1,045.1 $1,028.1
Disability Awards Footnote 11 Footnote 12 $2.4 $0.9 $0.3 $0.1 $0.0
Pain and Suffering Compensation $1,583.7 $1,313.3 $1,241.4 $1,278.0 $1,314.5
Additional Pain and Suffering Compensation $177.7 $202.8 $229.2 $256.7 $285.5
Other Health Purchased Services $767.8 $841.4 $916.3 $989.5 $1,067.9
Veterans Independence Program
(Includes Housekeeping & Grounds Maintenance)
$350.3 $377.4 $402.1 $423.5 $446.8
Earnings Loss $50.3 $5.0 $44.9 $5.0 $5.0
Career Impact Allowance (CIA)Footnote 13 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Income Replacement Benefit $1,014.7 $1,123.5 $1,239.5 $1,363.1 $1,493.0
Canadian Forces Income Support $2.4 $2.8 $3.1 $3.3 $3.6
Supplementary Retirement BenefitFootnote 14 $2.0 $0.8 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
War Veterans Allowance $3.5 $3.1 $2.8 $2.5 $2.3
Rehabilitation and New Veterans Charter Support Services $92.5 $97.6 $99.0 $103.6 $108.2
Education and Training Benefit $28.2 $31.4 $32.0 $32.8 $33.8
Retirement Income Security Benefit $0.1 $0.1 $0.1 $0.1 $0.1
Veterans Emergency Fund $1.5 $1.0 $1.0 $1.0 $1.0
Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund $7.0 $7.0 $7.0 $3.0 $3.0
Critical Injury Benefit $1.7 $1.4 $1.3 $1.4 $1.4
Caregiver Recognition Benefit $14.1 $17.4 $21.6 $26.6 $32.9
Subtotal: Program ExpendituresFootnote 15 $5,212.6 $5,118.5 $5,309.3 $5,535.3 $5,826.9
Other Program Expenditures Footnote 16 $41.4 $40.5 $43.5 $43.0 $43.0
Total: Program ExpendituresFootnote 15 $5,254.0 $5,159.0 $5,352.8 $5,578.3 $5,869.9

Source: Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Branch

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