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Details on Transfer Payment Programs (TPP) of $5 Million or More

Name of Transfer Payment Program:
Pensions for Disability and Death (Voted)
Start Date:
September 1, 1919
End Date:
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment:
Grant
Type of appropriation:
This program is appropriated annually through Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions:
2005–06
Link to department’s Program Inventory:
  • Disability Pension Benefits and Allowances
Description:
Compensation is provided in the form of monthly pensions for disability or death and/or monthly allowances to support eligible Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces Veterans and members, survivors, spouses/common-law partners, dependents and civilians whose lives have been permanently affected as a result of service to their country. The TPP does not have repayable contributions.

Expected Results and Performance Indicators

Disability Pension Benefits and Allowances:
Eligible Veterans and other individuals are recognized and compensated for the effects of service-related disabilities and death.
  • % of Veterans and other individuals who feel the disability benefits they receive from VAC recognize their service-related disability.
  • % of Veterans and other individuals who feel the disability benefits they receive from VAC compensate for the effects of their service-related disability.
Type of transfer payment 2017–18
Forecast spending
2018–19
Planned spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
Total Grants 1,266,963,000 1,227,063,000 1,227,063,000 1,227,063,000
Total Contributions - - - -
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total Program 1,266,963,000 1,227,063,000 1,227,063,000 1,227,063,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation:
2015–16
Decision following the results of last evaluation:
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation:
2019–20
General targeted recipient groups:
Persons (Veterans)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:
VAC has and will continue to engage Veterans and their families, Veterans’ stakeholder organizations, and Canadians on the delivery of VAC’s services and programs. Through the Communication and Outreach Initiative, there will be many additional opportunities to engage with stakeholders through town halls, open houses, and surveys. In 2016, the Department announced the creation of six ministerial advisory groups who serve as an ongoing and important part of stakeholder engagement. Communications activities will include proactive media outreach, promotion through social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), news releases, updated web content, messages through My VAC Account, and targeted advertising campaigns to ensure information is reaching all audiences.
Name of Transfer Payment Program:
Earnings Loss and Supplementary Retirement Benefit (Voted)
Start Date:
April 1, 2006
End Date:
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment:
Grant
Type of appropriation:
This program is appropriated annually through Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions:
2005–06
Link to department’s Program Inventory:
  • Earnings Loss Benefits
  • Career Impact Allowance
  • Retirement Benefits
Description:
The Earnings Loss benefit provides temporary income replacement benefits while the Canadian Forces Veteran participates in rehabilitation in preparation for employment in civilian life. Ongoing long-term income replacement benefits are provided to age 65 when the Veteran is unable to engage in any suitable employment due to total and permanent incapacity. At age 65, recipients of long-term income replacement benefits receive a lump-sum retirement benefit to compensate for lost opportunity to contribute to a retirement pension due to a career-ending or service-related disability. The TPP does not have repayable contributions.

Expected Results and Performance Indicators

Earnings Loss Benefit:
Veterans, under the age of 65, have income support while engaged in rehabilitation or have been determined to have a diminished earning capacity.
  • % of Veterans eligible for the Earnings Loss Benefit whose household annual income is no lower than the Low Income Measure (LIM).
Career Impact Allowance:
Veterans with a permanent and severe impairment are recognized and compensated for the impacts of the impairment on their career progression.
  • % of applicants in receipt of a favourable decision for Career Impact Allowance.
Retirement Benefits:
Veterans, over the age of 65, who have diminished earning capacity have funding to meet basic needs.
  • % of Veterans in receipt of a favourable decision for Retirement Benefits.
Type of transfer payment 2017–18
Forecast spending
2018–19
Planned spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
Total Grants 552,060,000 647,100,000 660,740,000 673,510,000
Total Contributions - - - -
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total Program 552,060,000 647,100,000 660,740,000 673,510,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation:
2016–17
Decision following the results of last evaluation:
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation:
2020–21
General targeted recipient groups:
Persons (Veterans)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:
VAC has and will continue to engage Veterans and their families, Veterans’ stakeholder organizations, and Canadians on the delivery of VAC’s services and programs. Through the Communication and Outreach Initiative, there will be many additional opportunities to engage with stakeholders through town halls, open houses, and surveys. In 2016, the Department announced the creation of six ministerial advisory groups who serve as an ongoing and important part of stakeholder engagement. Communications activities will include proactive media outreach, promotion through social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), news releases, updated web content, messages through My VAC Account, and targeted advertising campaigns to ensure information is reaching all audiences.
Name of Transfer Payment Program:
Disability Awards and Allowances (Voted)
Start Date:
April 1, 2006
End Date:
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment:
Grant
Type of appropriation:
This program is appropriated annually through Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions:
2005–06
Link to department’s Program Inventory:
  • Disability Awards, Critical Injury and Death Benefits
Description:
Compensation is provided in the form of monetary awards for disability or death and/or monthly allowances for eligible Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans, and in some cases surviving spouses/common-law partners and surviving dependent children, for death, detention and the non-economic effects of service-related disability including pain and suffering, functional loss and the effects of permanent impairment on the lives of members, Veterans and their families. The TPP does not have repayable contributions.

Expected Results and Performance Indicators

Disability Awards, Critical Injury and Death Benefits:
Eligible Veterans and other individuals are recognized and compensated for the effects of service-related critical injuries, disabilities, and death.
  • % of Veterans and other individuals who feel the disability benefits they receive from VAC recognize their service-related disability.
  • % of Veterans and other individuals who feel the disability benefits they receive from VAC compensate for the effects of their service-related disability.
Type of transfer payment 2017–18
Forecast spending
2018–19
Planned spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
Total Grants 1,582,702,000 1,042,502,000 1,040,202,000 1,037,402,000
Total Contributions - - - -
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total Program 1,582,702,000 1,042,502,000 1,040,202,000 1,037,402,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation:
2015–16
Decision following the results of last evaluation:
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation:
2019–20
General targeted recipient groups:
Persons (Veterans)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:
VAC has and will continue to engage Veterans and their families, Veterans’ stakeholder organizations, and Canadians on the delivery of VAC’s services and programs. Through the Communication and Outreach Initiative, there will be many additional opportunities to engage with stakeholders through town halls, open houses, and surveys. In 2016, the Department announced the creation of six ministerial advisory groups who serve as an ongoing and important part of stakeholder engagement. Communications activities will include proactive media outreach, promotion through social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), news releases, updated web content, messages through My VAC Account, and targeted advertising campaigns to ensure information is reaching all audiences.
Name of Transfer Payment Program:
War Veterans Allowances and Civilian War Allowances (Voted)
Start Date:
September 1, 1930
End Date:
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment:
Grant
Type of appropriation:
This program is appropriated annually through Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions:
2005–06
Link to department’s Program Inventory:
  • War Veterans Allowance
Description:
The War Veterans Allowance (WVA) is a form of financial assistance available to eligible Veterans, qualified civilians and their survivors, dependants and orphans. In recognition of war service, qualified persons are provided with regular, monthly income to meet basic needs. WVA is based on income, domestic status and number of dependants. Recipients are paid at a single, married or orphan’s rate. Payments are indexed annually to the CPI. Eligibility for WVA is determined by the wartime service of a Veteran or qualified civilian, age or health, income or residency. The TPP does not have repayable contributions.

Expected Results and Performance Indicators

War Veterans Allowance:
Veterans and their families, in recognition of war service, have timely access to War Veterans Allowance funding to meet basic needs.
  • % of War Veterans Allowance decisions rendered within 4 weeks.
Type of transfer payment 2017–18
Forecast spending
2018–19
Planned spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
Total Grants 6,196,000 5,549,000 5,549,000 5,549,000
Total Contributions - - - -
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total Program 6,196,000 5,549,000 5,549,000 5,549,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation:
2013–14
Decision following the results of last evaluation:
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation:
2018–19
General targeted recipient groups:
Persons (Veterans, families)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:
VAC has and will continue to engage Veterans and their families, Veterans’ stakeholder organizations, and Canadians on the delivery of VAC’s services and programs. Through the Communication and Outreach Initiative, there will be many additional opportunities to engage with stakeholders through town halls, open houses, and surveys. In 2016, the Department announced the creation of six ministerial advisory groups who serve as an ongoing and important part of stakeholder engagement. Communications activities will include proactive media outreach, promotion through social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), news releases, updated web content, messages through My VAC Account, and targeted advertising campaigns to ensure information is reaching all audiences.
Name of Transfer Payment Program:
Veterans Independence Program (VIP) (Voted)
Start Date:
1981
End Date:
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment:
Contribution
Type of appropriation:
This program is appropriated annually through Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions:
2012–13
Link to department’s Program Inventory:
  • Long Term Care
  • Veterans Independence Program
Description:
The Department’s Veterans Independence Program is a national home care program that assists eligible clients to remain independent in their own homes or communities by offering a variety of programs and services, such as housekeeping, grounds maintenance, and personal care. The TPP does not have repayable contributions.

Expected Results and Performance Indicators

Long Term Care:
Veterans have the financial support needed for nursing home type care.
  • % of Long Term Care applicants in receipt of a favourable decision for long term care financial support in a nursing home type facility.
Veterans Independence Program:
Veterans are able to remain healthy and independent in their own homes and communities.
  • % of Veterans Independence Program (VIP) recipients who report they rely on VIP in order to remain in their homes and communities.
Type of transfer payment 2017–18
Forecast spending
2018–19
Planned spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 77,390,000 75,799,000 75,799,000 75,799,000
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total Program 77,390,000 75,799,000 75,799,000 75,799,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation:
2016–17 (VIP), 2013–14 (Intermediate and Long Term Care)
Decision following the results of last evaluation:
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation:
2020–21 (VIP), 2018–19 (Intermediate and Long Term Care)
General targeted recipient groups:
Persons (Veterans, families)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:
VAC has and will continue to engage Veterans and their families, Veterans’ stakeholder organizations, and Canadians on the delivery of VAC’s services and programs. Through the Communication and Outreach Initiative, there will be many additional opportunities to engage with stakeholders through town halls, open houses, and surveys. In 2016, the Department announced the creation of six ministerial advisory groups who serve as an ongoing and important part of stakeholder engagement. Communications activities will include proactive media outreach, promotion through social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), news releases, updated web content, messages through My VAC Account, and targeted advertising campaigns to ensure information is reaching all audiences.
Name of Transfer Payment Program:
Housekeeping and Grounds Maintenance (VIP) (Voted)
Start Date:
January 1, 2013
End Date:
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment:
Grant
Type of appropriation:
This program is appropriated annually through Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions:
2012–13
Link to department’s Program Inventory:
  • Veterans Independence Program
Description:
The Housekeeping and Grounds Maintenance grant provides assistance to eligible clients to remain independent in their own homes or communities by providing payments for housekeeping and grounds maintenance services. The TPP does not have repayable contributions.

Expected Results and Performance Indicators

Veterans Independence Program:
Veterans are able to remain healthy and independent in their own homes and communities.
  • % of Veterans Independence Program (VIP) recipients who report they rely on VIP in order to remain in their homes and communities.
Type of transfer payment 2017–18
Forecast spending
2018–19
Planned spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
Total Grants 268,432,000 278,882,000 278,882,000 278,882,000
Total Contributions - - - -
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total Program 268,432,000 278,882,000 278,882,000 278,882,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation:
2016–17
Decision following the results of last evaluation:
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation:
2020–21
General targeted recipient groups:
Persons (Veterans, families)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:
VAC has and will continue to engage Veterans and their families, Veterans’ stakeholder organizations, and Canadians on the delivery of VAC’s services and programs. Through the Communication and Outreach Initiative, there will be many additional opportunities to engage with stakeholders through town halls, open houses, and surveys. In 2016, the Department announced the creation of six ministerial advisory groups who serve as an ongoing and important part of stakeholder engagement. Communications activities will include proactive media outreach, promotion through social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), news releases, updated web content, messages through My VAC Account, and targeted advertising campaigns to ensure information is reaching all audiences
Name of Transfer Payment Program:
Caregiver Recognition Benefit (Voted)
Start Date:
July 1, 2015
End Date:
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment:
Grant
Type of appropriation:
This program is appropriated annually through Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions:
2015–16
Link to the organization’s programs:
  • Caregiver Recognition Benefit
Description:
The Caregiver Recognition Benefit formally recognizes the contribution caregivers make to the health and well-being of seriously injured Veterans who require continuous care and supervision, due to their service related physical and/or mental health condition(s). This benefit is a monthly, tax-free benefit paid directly to a Veteran's caregiver. The TPP does not have repayable contributions.

Expected Results and Performance Indicators

Caregiver Recognition Benefit:
Caregivers feel recognized for the support they provide Veterans.
  • % of caregivers in receipt of the Caregiver Recognition Benefit who report the benefit is a meaningful recognition of their role in supporting Veterans.
Type of transfer payment 2017–18
Forecast spending
2018–19
Planned spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
Total Grants - 6,488,000 7,288,000 7,888,000
Total Contributions - - - -
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total Program - 6,488,000 7,288,000 7,888,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation:
Not previously evaluated
Decision following the results of last evaluation:
Not applicable
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation:
2020–21
General targeted recipient groups:
Persons (Veterans, families)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:
VAC has and will continue to engage Veterans and their families, Veterans’ stakeholder organizations, and Canadians on the delivery of VAC’s services and programs. Through the Communication and Outreach Initiative, there will be many additional opportunities to engage with stakeholders through town halls, open houses, and surveys. In 2016, the Department announced the creation of six ministerial advisory groups who serve as an ongoing and important part of stakeholder engagement. Communications activities will include proactive media outreach, promotion through social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), news releases, updated web content, messages through My VAC Account, and targeted advertising campaigns to ensure information is reaching all audiences.
Name of Transfer Payment Program:
Last Post Fund (Voted)
Start Date:
N/A
End Date:
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment:
Grant
Type of appropriation:
This program is appropriated annually through Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions:
2013–14
Link to department’s Program Inventory:
  • Funeral and Burial Program
Description:
The Last Post Fund (LPF) Corporation is an independent, non-profit organization that delivers the Funeral and Burial Program on behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). The TPP does not have repayable contributions.

Expected Results and Performance Indicators

Funeral and Burial Program:
Estates of eligible Veterans have access to financial assistance through the Funeral and Burial Program.
  • % of Veterans Affairs Canada clients who are satisfied that the estates of Veterans have access to financial assistance through the Funeral and Burial Program.
Type of transfer payment 2017–18
Forecast spending
2018–19
Planned spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
Total Grants 9,585,000 12,157,000 12,080,600 12,080,600
Total Contributions - - - -
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total Program 9,585,000 12,157,000 12,080,600 12,080,600
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation:
2016–17
Decision following the results of last evaluation:
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation:
2021–22
General targeted recipient groups:
Non-profit organization (Last Post Fund Corporation)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:
VAC consistently engages the LPF Corporation through correspondence. In addition, regular meetings are held with LPF Corporation and VAC officials. The Director General, Commemoration, continues to sit on the Governing Council and the Executive Committee of the LPF.
Name of Transfer Payment Program:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (Voted)
Start Date:
N/A
End Date:
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment:
Grant
Type of appropriation:
This program is appropriated annually through Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions:
N/A
Link to department’s Program Inventory:
  • Canada Remembers Program
Description:
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) was established by Royal Charter in 1917. Its duties are to mark and maintain the graves of the members of the forces of the Commonwealth who were killed in the two World Wars, to build memorials to those who have no known grave and to keep records and registers of Canadian war dead. VAC maintains Canadian war graves and cemeteries through a partnership with the CWGC. There are 110,358 Canadian war dead commemorated in 75 countries around the world, including Canada. The TPP does not have repayable contributions.

Expected Results and Performance Indicators

Veterans and those who died in service are publicly acknowledged:
  • % of Canadians who are satisfied with how VAC recognizes and honours Canadian Veterans and those who died in service through the presentation and care of memorials, cemeteries and grave markers

Note: While the Canada Remembers Program Performance Information Profile does not include a performance indicator or target specific to this transfer payment program, the CWGC provides VAC with an annual report that outlines the work accomplished for Canada.

Type of transfer payment 2017–18
Forecast spending
2018–19
Planned spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
Total Grants 10,899,000 11,423,000 11,423,000 11,423,000
Total Contributions - - - -
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total Program 10,899,000 11,423,000 11,423,000 11,423,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation:
2016–17 (Graves), 2017–18 (Memorials)
Decision following the results of last evaluation:
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation:
2021–22
General targeted recipient groups:
Non-profit organization (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:
VAC consistently engages the CWGC through correspondence and regular meetings are held with officials.
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