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Appendix C - Program Comparison with Other Countries

Comparison to VAC's Rehabilitation Services Program
Comparison Country Program Similarities Program Differences
Comparison Country VAC
Australia
  • Internally and externally resourced
  • Recently modernized disability compensation systems
  • Earnings Loss benefits stop at 65
  • Rising program costs
  • Similar medical, psychosocial, and vocational rehabilitation services
  • Participants can choose between choice of loss-of-earnings capacity or impairment based
  • Participants are not able to choose service provider
  • Case Managers approve but do not create the rehabilitation plan
  • Participants do not have the choice of earnings loss replacement methods
  • Participants are able to choose service provider
  • Case Managers create rehabilitation plans
United Kingdom
  • Recently modernized disability compensation systems
  • Longer length in service equates to more benefits
  • Earnings Loss Benefit continues for life
  • Externally resourced
  • Length in service does not equate to more benefits
  • Earnings Loss Benefit stops at age 65
  • Internally and externally resourced
United States
  • Prevalence of chronic pain and PTSD amongst Veterans in Program
  • Rising program costs
  • Internally resourced
  • Focuses mainly on vocational rehabilitation
  • Internally and externally resourced
  • Focuses on medical, psychosocial, and vocational rehabilitation
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