Compensation for illness or injury

Financial payment for a service-related illness or injury.

Disability benefits

Compensation to recognize that your injury or illness is a result of your service.

Additional Pain and Suffering Compensation

Monthly payments in recognition of any severe and permanent disability, related to your military service, which creates a barrier to life after service.

Caregiver Recognition Benefit

A monthly payment for an informal caregiver, such as a family member or friend, who provides you with daily personal care support.

Critical Injury Benefit

A lump-sum payment that recognizes the immediate impact of the most severe and traumatic service-related injuries or diseases.

Clothing allowance

Monthly payments if you need new or special clothing due to your health issue(s).

Attendance allowance

Monthly payments for a disability pensioner whose health needs require daily personal care support.

Exceptional incapacity allowance

Additional monthly payment for a disability pensioner if your illness or injury impacts your quality of life.

Medical costs

For services and expenses related to your health needs.


Additional information

Disability pension corrective payment

You may be entitled to a corrective payment for benefits received between 2003 and 2010 under the Pension Act.

Transition interview

Before you release, a meeting to provide information on VAC programs and services available to you and your family.

Financial advice

Financial advice if you received a lump sum payment from Veterans Affairs Canada.

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