Earnings Loss Benefit for Veterans

To make things easier for Veterans, this benefit has been consolidated into the Income Replacement Benefit.

Total income

This includes all amounts you currently receive. This includes your CAF pension, employment or disability insurance, and worker's compensation.

Pre-release military salary

This is determined using your basic salary. It does not include additional amounts for incentive pay, overtime, overseas deployments, etc.

The Earnings Loss Benefit is a taxable, monthly benefit that ensures your total income will be at least 90% of your gross pre-release military salary.

Do I qualify?

You may qualify if you are a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veteran taking part in VAC rehabilitation services.

The benefit is also available to qualified survivors and dependents.

How to apply

To make things easier for Veterans, this benefit has been consolidated into the Income Replacement Benefit.

Important Information

The benefit is paid until you have completed your rehabilitation plan or have reached age 65. After that, you may qualify for the Canadian Forces Income Support.

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