Funding Announced to Address Wait Times for Veterans

The Minister of Veterans Affairs announced funding February 23 of $139.6 million over two years to extend temporary positions as part of action to reduce processing times for disability benefit applications at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). Between 2015-16 and 2019-20, VAC experienced a 40% increase in disability benefit applications, including an increase of more than 75% in first applications. In…

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Royal Canadian Legion Pleads for Veteran Disabilities, Long Ignored by Trudeau

Recent reports revealed Veterans Affairs Canada is set to lose one third of their staff tasked with clearing the backlog of disability benefit claims that has delayed supports for Veterans for years. The Royal Canadian Legion is calling on the Government of Canada to uphold its promise to clear the backlog that reportedly has 34,000 Veterans still waiting in dire…

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