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Veterans Affairs

The information below is quoted directly from . This Guide was produced by the Government of PEI and contains a vast amount of information for seniors in the area. The information below is quoted from pages 32 - 33 specific to VAC services and benefits and is relevant to Veterans across Canada, not just in PEI.

Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada offer services and benefits to:

• Canadian and Allied War veterans

• Former and still serving members of the Canadian Forces and RCMP

• Certain civilians

• Eligible dependants

Veterans Affairs Canada offer the following to eligible clients:

Disability Pensions and Awards - Disability pensions and awards are available for conditions related to service in the Merchant Navy, Canadian Forces, RCMP or those serving in support of the Canadian Forces in wartime or in Special Duty/Operations Areas.

Funeral and Burial Program - Funeral and burial benefits are available for eligible veterans and peacetime disabled pensioners who qualify. These benefits are provided by the Last Post Fund on behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada

Toll-free: 1-800-465-7113

Health Benefits - Fourteen different types of health benefits (called Programs of Choice) are offered, including prescriptions, dental, hearing and vision aids. These benefits may also cover the cost of travel to seek medical care and the cost of travel for an escort, if required.

Long-Term Care - This program offers intermediate or chronic care to eligible Canadian and Allied war service veterans and certain civilians in Veterans Affairs contract facilities or in one of the 1900 community facilities across the country.

Mental Health Services - Support is offered to those who are suffering from operational stress injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or depression, as a result of their service. Services are provided to still-serving or released members of the Canadian Forces or RCMP and their families.

Veterans Independence Program (VIP) - This is a national home care program that helps qualified veterans stay in their homes and communities longer. It offers help with things, such as housekeeping, home adaptations and grounds maintenance. Surviving spouses may be eligible to receive housekeeping and/or grounds maintenance services from the VIP program.

War Veterans Allowance - This allowance provides regular monthly payments to some low-income veterans of the Second World War or the Korean War. The surviving spouse or common-law partner, as well as orphans, may qualify for this allowance, if the deceased veteran had the required war service. War Veterans Allowance recipients are eligible to apply for assistance fund grants of up to $1000.00 annually to deal with emergency situations.

To contact Veterans Affairs Canada:

Toll-free: 1-866-522-2122 (English)
1-866-522-2022 (French)


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