Supporting our Veterans and Pension for Life

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Supporting our Veterans

This year, our federal Liberal government implemented a series of meaningful changes to better support Canada’s Veterans and their families:

  • A new Veterans’ Education and Training Benefit, which provides funding for tuition, books and living expenses up to $80,000
  • A new Caregiver Recognition Benefit
  • Expanded access to the Military Family Resource Centres
  • A redesigned Career Transition Services Program
  • Removal of Time Limits for Rehabilitation Services and Vocational Assistance Program
  • A new Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  • A new Veteran Emergency Fund
  • A new Centre of Excellence on PTSD and mental health conditions

Pension for Life

Our Pension for Life provides better support for ill and injured Veterans. It includes:

  • Tax-free financial compensation, with the choice of monthly payments for life, to recognize pain and suffering caused by a service-related disability.
  • Income replacement for Veterans experiencing barriers returning to work, at 90% of their pre-release salary.
  • Services and benefits to help Veterans with education, employment, and physical and mental health.

For example, a 25-year-old Veteran who is 100% disabled would see his/her monthly support increase from $4,150 to $5,890. For a 50-year-old who is 100% disabled, his/her monthly support would be almost $9,000 (compared to $7,270 in 2015).

Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans want to know our government has their back if they become ill or injured as a result of their service. Unlike the previous Conservative government who closed offices and cut back service, we have invested to improve supports and services. With Pension for Life, we are going a step further to provide financial security and help Veterans transition to a civilian life with meaning and purpose.

Save the Date: Kent Hehr’s Annual Holiday Party

Saturday, December 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Kerby Centre Gym (1133 7 Ave SW)

To contact me: email [email protected] or call 403-244-1880. Subscribe to email updates at www.KentHehrMP.ca/email-updates.