Almost 40,000 Canadian veterans waiting to receive disability benefits as of November – National

Almost 40,000 Canadian veterans waiting to receive disability benefits as of November - National

OTTAWA — Despite repeated promises to fix the mess, the number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has continued to grow, and there are fears the turmoil will only worsen in the coming weeks. New figures from Veterans Affairs Canada show nearly 40,000 veterans were waiting at the end […]

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N.B. veterans fight to receive disability tax credit – New Brunswick

N.B. veterans fight to receive disability tax credit - New Brunswick

Three military veterans from New Brunswick say their daily battles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not being taken seriously by Revenue Canada. All three have applied for the federal disability tax credit on multiple occasions and have been denied every time. READ MORE: Canada’s disability tax credit program needs major overhaul, Senate committee urges […]

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Parliament unanimously approves plan to stop leaving money unspent at Veterans Affairs Canada – National

Parliament unanimously approves plan to stop leaving money unspent at Veterans Affairs Canada - National

An NDP plan to end the practice of leaving money unspent at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) was unanimously approved by the House of Commons Tuesday afternoon, just five days before Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Proposed Monday and voted on Tuesday, the NDP motion says the […]

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Injured veterans forced to wait months for support, disability benefits, government watchdog finds – National

Injured veterans forced to wait months for support, disability benefits, government watchdog finds - National

OTTAWA – The federal government has been slammed in a watchdog’s new report for causing added frustration and stress to many injured veterans as they are forced to wait months longer than promised to find out if they qualify for disability benefits and other supports. Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent’s scathing report follows a review of […]

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