List of all benefits
Rehabilitation servicesTreatment and therapies to overcome or cope with a service-related illness or injury.Some examples of what this program may provide:
If you qualify for Rehabilitation services, you may also qualify for:
- massage therapy
Critical Injury BenefitA 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:
If you qualify for Critical Injury Benefit, you may also qualify for:
- motor vehicle accidents
- gunshot wounds
- exposure to toxic or infectious agents
- You need to be approved for Rehabilitation services to be eligible for the Income Replacement Benefit.
Income Replacement BenefitA monthly payment to maintain your income while you are taking part in the VAC rehabilitation program.
Operational stress injury (OSI) clinicsOutpatient and residential clinics that assess and treat mental health issues related to service.
Veteran Family ProgramContinued access to certain services from Military Family Resource Centres to assist medically releasing Canadian Armed Forces members, medically-released Veterans and their families.
Veterans Independence ProgramPayments 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:
If you qualify for Veterans Independence Program, you may also qualify for:
- grounds keeping
- help with errands (e.g. grocery shopping)
- installation of ramps or railings
- meal preparation or delivery
- personal care
- snow removal
Vocational rehabilitationCoaching, support or other training you need to return to work or find a new job after an injury.
- If the period of your captivity was prior to April 1, 2006, please see Prisoner of War Compensation.
Detention BenefitA lump-sum payment if you were detained by an enemy, opposing force or group carrying out a terrorist activity.
Prisoner of War CompensationA monthly payment to Second World War, Korean War or Veterans who served during military operations subsequent to the Second World War.
Treatment BenefitsThe Treatment benefits program provides coverage for a variety of benefits and services to help you get—and stay—healthy.
Vocational assistanceCoaching, support or other training to help a qualifying spouse or survivor return to work.