Pilot project tailors benefits to veterans’ needs

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 not have enough information to be able to ask...
  • 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...
  • Are you a veteran with dual entitlement?

    April 16, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    A veteran with dual entitlement is someone who has been (or may be) granted disability entitlement under both the Pension Act and the New Veterans Charter (NVC). The combined disability pension and disability award(s) paid to veterans with dual entitlement cannot exceed 100 per cent of...
  • Serving You: Researching mental illness and addictions

    January 25, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Royal Canadian Legion has been advocating for and supporting veterans and their families since 1926. High on the list of challenges facing veterans are mental illness and addiction­—which are closely linked. Much of the Legion’s work is focused on improving the system when it...
  • Mental health counselling available

    November 30, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    What is the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Service? The VAC Assistance Service is a counselling and referral service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a toll-free number to veterans, former RCMP members, their families and caregivers. The VAC Assistance Service...
  • New site, new connection

    July 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    CAFconnection.ca is a new Canadian Armed Forces website that brings the contents of the FamilyForce and CF Community Gateway websites under one URL. It connects CAF members and families to local Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs) and personnel support programs under the Canadian Forces Morale...
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