Supporting Our Veterans
Kenora, ON – MP Greg Rickford announced, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, that effective immediately, the Government of Canada will deliver increased benefits to Canadian Armed Forces veterans. This will be accomplished by ending the deduction of veterans’ disability pensions when calculating their Earnings Loss and Canadian Forces Income Support benefits.
“Our Government recognizes the great service these men and women provide for our country and we are committed to supporting our veterans and their families,” said MP Rickford.
The Government of Canada has worked quickly to make changes to veterans’ benefits in order to put more money in the pockets of veterans and their families, including some who haven’t been receiving these benefits until now. These changes, amounting to an investment of $177.7 million over five years, demonstrate the Conservative Government’s ongoing determination to meet the needs of veterans and their families.
The Conservative Government is also working quickly to make the necessary changes so a disability pension will no longer be considered when calculating the War Veterans Allowance benefit.
Our government will always stand up for our veterans, and together with all Canadians, we will never forget their service and sacrifice.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact my constituency offices in Kenora, (807-468-2170) and Dryden, (807-223-8000). We would be pleased to assist you in any way possible.