Free representation available to veterans

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 Veterans Services 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...
  • Help is just a phone call away

    January 29, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    What is the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Service? The VAC Assistance Service is a counselling and referral service, available 24/7 through a toll-free number to veterans, former RCMP members, their families and caregivers. The VAC Assistance Service is a voluntary and confidential service delivered through a...
  • Veteran’s service cards to be reintroduced

    November 18, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The CAF is reintroducing cards, known as the NDI 75, as a veteran’s service card intended to acknowledge the service of members and to encourage an enduring affiliation with the CAF. The Legion has not yet received all of the details so the purpose of...
  • Changes to hearing-loss disability benefits

    September 7, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    If you are in receipt of partial entitlement (1/5, 2/5, 3/5 or 4/5) for hearing loss, you should contact a Royal Canadian Legion command service officer to review your file. Why? Because on Feb. 23, 2018, Veterans Affairs Canada promulgated a new partial entitlement policy....
  • Pilot project tailors benefits to veterans’ needs

    August 12, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    Over the next three years Veterans Affairs Canada will roll out a guided support program for certain veterans and their families who need help navigating the department’s processes. “Previously it was up to the veteran to apply for benefits and services, (but) veterans often did...
  • New initiatives come into effect

    July 26, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    On April 1, 2018, the new initiatives announced in the 2017 federal budget came into effect. As of that same date, the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act became known as the Veterans Well-being Act (VWA). The Caregiver Recognition Benefit supports caregivers...
  • One of the priorities in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s October mandate letter to Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Seamus O’Regan was to eliminate the “marriage after 60” clawback clause in the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, so that surviving spouses of...
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