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Mike Blais

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Increasing Support for Veterans and Their Families
« on: March 22, 2013, 11:20:23 AM »
Increasing Support for Veterans and Their Families

Economic Action Plan 2013 confirms that total investments of $1.9 billion over seven years will be made to ensure that disabled, ill and aging veterans and their  families receive the supports that they need.
 The Government has increased support for veterans and their families by nolonger deducting v
eterans’ disability benefits when calculating their Service Income Security Insurance Plan Long Term Disability, Earnings Loss and Canadian Forces Income Support benefits. These changes ensure that veterans have access to the full range of supports available to them.

Economic Action Plan 2013 confirms a total commitment of $1.9 billionover seven years to change National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada programming to ensure the necessary programs and supports are in placefor Canadian veterans. The Government also proposes to continue moving forward with relevant legislative changes.