At PooranLaw, we provide advice and representation to Canadian Forces (CF) members and veterans to obtain the pensions, benefits, and allowances (financial support) to which they are entitled after providing service to Canada. Applications are submitted through the Veteran Affairs Canada website and frequently require medical reports and other supporting documents.
Financial support is available to CF members and veterans through the Pension Act, the War Veterans Allowance Act, and the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act.
Under the Pension Act, Canadian Forces veterans who develop a disability as a result of their service can receive a disability pension of up to $1,293/month. Additional pensions may be available for spouses and common-law partners, as well as for dependent children. If the veteran has passed away, then his or her surviving family members can receive up 75% of the pension that the veteran would have been entitled to. Dependent parents and children who survive the deceased veteran can also receive a survivor pension. Furthermore, a veteran who develops a disability as a result of his or her service can received attendance allowances of up to $12,000 a year, as well as a clothing allowance and an exceptional incapacity allowance.
Under Part 3 of the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act, Canadian Forces members and veterans can receive a disability award, a clothing allowance and/or a detention benefit (if they were a prisoner of war during their service). Family members of deceased veterans can receive a death benefit.
Under the War Veterans Allowance Act, veterans or their surviving spouse can receive a monthly allowance ranging from $595/month to $1,006/month, as well as an additional $115 for each child. Their orphaned children can receive up to $345/month.
If you are a Canadian Forces Member or Veterans, PooranLaw can help you apply for the financial support to which you are entitled. If you have already applied for financial support, but your claim has been denied, then we can provide you with advice and representation to have that decision reviewed or appealed.