Canadian Veterans Advocacy

Monday, February 10, 2014

New announcement: Canadian veterans do get their benefits Michel Doiron, ADM Service Delivery

Canadian veterans do get their benefits

Some soldiers face 'unfair' fight for benefits (Feb. 6)

I wish to comment regarding the claims made by the Military Ombudsman that more should be done to ensure veterans receive the benefits they deserve.

In fact, approximately 85 per cent of all applications for Veterans Affairs Canada's disability benefits will ultimately result in a favourable decision.

Veterans Affairs requests additional details only when the veterans' medical information is missing from their military records or was not provided initially by the applicant. Having said that, we do need to ensure that the records we will use to make a decision are reflective of the veteran's current medical situation.

I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight the fact that Canadian veterans have one of the most robust rehabilitation programs of our allies, designed to help veterans transition back to civilian life. The New Veterans Charter provides real support for medical rehabilitation, in addition to career enhancement and progression through complimentary tuition and related costs. Also, if a serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces is injured in the service of Canada, these programs are in place and standing ready to assist.

Michel Doiron, Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Delivery, Veterans Affairs Canada

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