Serving you

November 5, 2015 by Legion Magazine

Serving You is written by Legion command service officers. To reach a service officer, call toll-free 1-877-534-4666, or consult a command website. For years of archives, visit www.legionmagazine.com

Did you know service officers care and can help you, and it will cost you nothing?

Yes, that is true, free of charge. The Royal Canadian Legion’s Service Bureau Network service officers can assist and represent still-serving Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, veterans, RCMP members and their families regarding disability claims or related issues with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB). We provide free professional counselling and representation services at all levels of the disability claim process under the Pension Act or the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act, commonly referred to as the New Veterans Charter.

Free representation service

Our professional command Legion service officers provide these services free of charge, whether or not you are a member of the Legion. Our representation role is mandated through legislation. If you would like assistance in preparing your first application to VAC or representation with an appeal to the VRAB, a Royal Canadian Legion command service officer can assist you. We support all who have worn the uniform and those who are wearing the uniform.

Benevolent assistance

As well, financial assistance is available for all serving and former CAF and RCMP members and their families who are in distress or have a clear financial need. Grants are available for food, heating costs, clothing, prescription medication, medical appliances or equipment, essential home repairs and emergency shelter or assistance.

If you would like Legion assistance in obtaining VAC disability benefits and services free of charge or Legion benevolent assistance, or if you have a friend or family member who needs help, please call 613-591-3335 or toll-free at 1-877-534-4666 to speak with a service officer. You can also e-mail us at servicebureau@legion.ca or you can contact a Command service officer in your province at www.legion.ca/we-can-help/contact-a-service-officer/.

We care for veterans of all ages and their families.

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