Disability Pension (RCMP)

Do you have an illness or injury from your service? The Disability pension is a financial recognition for the impact this service-related injury or disease has on your life.

About this program

A disability pension is a tax-free, monthly financial payment to support your well-being.

The amount you receive depends on the degree to which your condition is related to your service (entitlement) and the severity of your condition, including its impact on your quality of life (assessment).

If you receive a disability pension, your monthly benefit will be increased if you have qualifying dependents (e.g. spouse, common-law partner and/or children).


Do you qualify?

To qualify for a disability pension you must be a current or former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

You should apply for this disability benefit if you:

  1. have a diagnosed medical condition or disability; and
  2. are able to show that the condition is related to your service.

How to apply

Apply online

If you are registered for My VAC Account, you can submit your application for this benefit online. My VAC Account offers a guided web form that makes applying easier. If you aren’t registered, you can register now.

My VAC Account

Mail or in person

Download the application form. Then, drop it off at any VAC office, CAF Transition Centre or Service Canada office. You can also mail your completed form directly to the address listed on the form.

Go to form

Get help with your application

The staff at any VAC office, CAF Transition Centre or Service Canada office can assist you or call us at 1-866-522-2122. Service Officers with The Royal Canadian Legion or The War Amps of Canada can also assist you with your application, including helping you get all of the information you need to support your application. Their assistance is free of charge.


Additional information

The application package learn more about all of the components that make up an application for a disability benefit.

How we review a claim for a disability benefit learn more about how your disability claim is reviewed by the department and particularly, by the adjudicator – a trained decision-maker for disability claims.

Note: As a member of the RCMP, you may have been posted in more than one community. If you have been treated or diagnosed by more than one doctor, you will have more than one medical record. You will need each medical record related to your condition to complete your application for a disability benefit.


Monthly amount

View the current rates for the disability pension.


Monthly payment dates – 2019

  • January 30
  • February 27
  • March 28
  • April 29
  • May 30
  • June 27
  • July 30
  • August 29
  • September 27
  • October 30
  • November 28
  • December 23

Reviews and appeals

If you do not agree with the decision made regarding your application for disability benefits, you may request a Departmental review. Learn more about reviews and appeals.


Reassessment

If the condition for which you are receiving a disability pension worsens and medical evidence can show this change in your condition, you can request a reassessment. If the reassessment confirms that your condition has worsened, your disability pension, will be adjusted accordingly – unless you are already receiving the maximum amount. To request a reassessment, your first step should be to call us or visit your local VAC office.


Tools for Adjudication

Eligibility Entitlement Guidelines – These guidelines are current medical and scientific descriptions of known injuries and diseases related to service.

Table of Disabilities – This table helps the adjudicator assess the level of impairment and the impact that impairment has on your quality of life.


Related programs

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

Clothing allowance - Monthly payments if you need new or special clothing due to your health issues.

Exceptional incapacity allowance - Monthly payments if your illness or injury impacts your quality of life.

Treatment Benefits – Coverage for medical and health related services.

Survivor’s pension - A monthly payment to the surviving spouse or common-law partner of a disability pensioner.


Frequently asked questions

If I apply for the benefit and get declined, can I appeal?

Yes. If you are not satisfied with a decision you may apply in writing for a review. Learn more about your review and appeal options.

How is my request for Disability Benefits decided?

Learn more about how we review a disability benefit claim.

Are there policies for this program?

Yes. Read more about the Disability Benefits policies.

Read more FAQs about the disability benefits program.

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