List of all benefits

  • Disability benefits

    Compensation to recognize that your injury or illness is a result of your service.
  • Rehabilitation services

    Treatment and therapies to overcome or cope with a service-related illness or injury.
    Some examples of what this program may provide:
    • physiotherapy
    • massage therapy
    • counselling
    If you qualify for Rehabilitation services, you may also qualify for:
    • Case management
    • Income Replacement Benefit
    • Vocational rehabilitation
    • Group health insurance
    Additionally, family members may qualify for:
  • Talk to a mental health professional now

    Get support right now from a mental health professional by calling 1-800-268-7708.
  • Transition interview

    Before you release, a meeting with a Veterans Affairs employee to see how we can help you and your family.
    Some examples of what this program may provide:
    • advice on applications
    • information about benefits
    • referrals
    • understand potential transition needs
  • Veterans Emergency Fund

    Quick access to funds for urgent needs such as food, shelter or medical expenses.
    Some examples of what this program may cover:
    • rent, mortgage
    • food
    • medical care and expenses
  • Additional Pain and Suffering Compensation

    Monthly payments in recognition of any severe and permanent disability, related to your military service, which creates a barrier to life after service.
  • Assistance Fund

    If you receive the War Veterans Allowance, you can get quick access to funds to help in an emergency.
  • Canadian Forces Income Support

    A monthly payment to help low-income CAF Veterans, survivors, and dependent children.
  • Canadian Forces Income Support- Survivors

    A monthly payment to help low-income survivors and dependent children of a deceased CAF Veteran.
  • Career Transition Services

    Get career counselling, help with resume writing, interview preparation, and finding a job.
  • Careers in the federal public service

    As a Veteran you can get priority when applying for jobs in the federal public service.
  • Caregiver Recognition Benefit

    A monthly payment to an informal caregiver who provides you with daily personal care support.
  • Case management

    One-on-one support to help with a significant challenge in your life.
    Some examples of what this program may provide:
    • a plan to achieve your goals
    • referrals to services you need
    • ongoing support
  • Critical Injury Benefit

    A lump-sum payment that recognizes the immediate impact of the most severe and traumatic service-related injuries or diseases.
    Some examples of what could cause this type of injury include:
    • motor vehicle accidents
    • explosions
    • gunshot wounds
    • exposure to toxic or infectious agents
    If you qualify for Critical Injury Benefit, you may also qualify for:
  • Education and Training Benefit

    Financial support to help you achieve your education and career goals.
    Some examples of what this program may cover:
    • books
    • course materials
    • university courses
    • trade schools
  • Funeral and burial assistance

    A reimbursement of costs to ensure Veterans have a dignified funeral and burial.
  • You need to be approved for Rehabilitation services to be eligible for the Income Replacement Benefit.

    Income Replacement Benefit

    A monthly payment to maintain your income while you are taking part in the VAC rehabilitation program.
  • LifeSpeak for Veterans, former RCMP and their families

    A self-help website with videos and information about mental health, nutrition and other issues that matter to you.
  • Long-term care

    Financial support for the costs of long-term care.
  • You need a referral from a case manager to access an OSI clinic.

    Operational stress injury (OSI) clinics

    Outpatient and residential clinics that assess and treat mental health issues related to service.
    The clinics provide individual and group therapy sessions to address such things as:
    • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • anger management
    • other mental health issues
    • anxiety
    • insomnia
  • Veteran Family Program

    Continued access to certain services from Military Family Resource Centres to assist medically releasing Canadian Armed Forces members, medically-released Veterans and their families.
    Some examples of what this program may provide:
    • financial planning workshops
    • mental health first aid
    • referral to community programs and services
  • Veterans Independence Program

    Payments for home and healthcare services to help you remain independent and self-sufficient in your home and your community.
    Some examples of what this program may cover:
    • grounds keeping
    • help with errands (e.g. grocery shopping)
    • housekeeping
    • installation of ramps or railings
    • meal preparation or delivery
    • personal care
    • snow removal
    If you qualify for Veterans Independence Program, you may also qualify for:
  • Vocational rehabilitation

    Coaching, support or other training you need to return to work or find a new job after an injury.
    Some examples of what this program may provide:
    • financial support for education and training (such as tuition or textbooks)
    • work site modifications
    • resume writing and interview preparation
    • career coaching
    • job-search assistance
  • Attendance allowance

    Monthly payments for a disability pensioner whose health needs require daily personal care support.
    Some examples of daily tasks that you may need help with:
    • bathing or showering
    • meal preparation
    • getting dressed
    • managing medication
  • Caregiver Zone

    An online community for caregivers who want to share their story, ask questions or learn more about caregiving.
    Some examples of what this program may provide:
    • connect with other caregivers
    • find resources that may help you
    • read articles and posts about caregiving
    • talk to a Caregiver Coach
  • You need to be approved for Disability benefits to qualify for Clothing allowance.

    Clothing allowance

    Monthly payments if you need new or custom-made clothing due to your disability.
  • Community Engagement

    A fund for community projects and events that honour Canadian Veterans.
  • Community War Memorial

    A fund for the construction, restoration or expansion of war memorials.
  • Death Benefit

    A lump-sum payment to recognize the impact that a CAF member's service-related death has on the immediate family.
  • If the period of your captivity was prior to April 1, 2006, please see Prisoner of War Compensation.

    Detention Benefit

    A lump-sum payment if you were detained by an enemy, opposing force or group carrying out a terrorist activity.
  • Educational assistance for children

    Post-secondary financial assistance for children of a deceased Veteran or CAF member.
    Some examples of what this program may cover:
    • living expenses
    • supplies and equipment
    • tuition and books
  • Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

    Additional monthly payment for a disability pensioner when your illness or injury impacts your quality of life.
  • Family peer support (Operational Stress Injury Social Support)

    Peer support for family members of a Veteran who has an operational stress injury.
    Some examples of an operational stress injury include:
    • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • anxiety disorders
    • depression
    • substance use disorders
  • Grave marker maintenance

    Ensures proper care of all graves that were installed by the Government of Canada.
    Some examples of what this program may provide:
    • cleaning
    • realignment
    • replacement
  • Group health insurance

    Health coverage for you and your family through the Public Service Health Care Plan.
    Some examples of what this program may cover:
    • prescriptions
    • treatment services
  • Income Replacement Benefit for survivor and children

    A monthly payment for eligible survivors and orphans of a deceased CAF member or Veteran.
  • If the period of your captivity began on or after April 1, 2006, please see Detention Benefit.

    Prisoner of War Compensation

    A monthly payment to Second World War, Korean War or Veterans who served during military operations subsequent to the Second World War.
  • Speak to a chaplain

    You and your immediate family can get spiritual support when the need arises through VAC’s pastoral outreach service.
    You may be interested in pastoral support if you are:
    • releasing from the military
    • going through a difficult time
    • dealing with end of life
    • coping with death
  • Survivor's pension

    A monthly payment to the surviving spouse or common-law partner of a disability pensioner.
  • Talk to someone who can relate

    A peer support network for CAF members or Veterans living with an operational stress injury (OSI).
    Some examples of an operational stress injury include:
    • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • anxiety disorders
    • depression
    • substance use disorders
  • You need to be approved for a Disability Benefit, the Veterans Independence Program, Long Term Care, or the War Veterans Allowance to qualify for one or more treatment benefits.

    Treatment Benefits

    The Treatment benefits program provides coverage for a variety of benefits and services to help you get—and stay—healthy.
    Some examples of what this program may cover:
    • counselling
    • health-related travel
    • hearing aids
    • medications
    • physiotherapy
    • wheelchairs
    • dental care
  • Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund

    A fund for research, projects or initiatives that improve the well-being of Veterans and their families.
  • Veterans Independence Program for primary caregivers

    Payments for home services to help qualifying caregivers to remain independent and self-sufficient in their home.
    Some examples of what this program may cover:
    • grounds keeping
    • housekeeping
    • snow removal
  • Veterans Independence Program for survivors

    Payments for home services to help qualifying survivors to remain independent and self-sufficient in their home.
    Some examples of what this program may cover:
    • grounds keeping
    • housekeeping
    • snow removal
  • Vocational assistance

    Coaching, support or other training to help a qualifying spouse or survivor return to work.
    Some examples of what this program may provide:
    • financial support for education and training (such as tuition or textbooks)
    • resume writing and interview preparation
    • career coaching
    • job-search assistance
  • War Veterans Allowance (WVA)

    A monthly payment to Second World War or Korean War Veterans who have a low household income.