Help is on the way for veteran caregivers
July 5, 2021 – The House Veterans Affairs Committee recently released its report on veteran caregivers entitled, “Caregivers: Taking Care of Those Who Care for Veterans” and forwarded it to the House for Parliament’s consideration.
It is noteworthy that the committee report provides a comprehensive review of all family and caregiver benefits presently found in Canadian veterans’ legislation, and delineates at considerable length the serious deficiencies and shortcomings which currently exist in Veterans Affairs Canada programs and benefits in this context.
In the National Council of Veteran Associations’ judgment, the committee recommendations represent a potential major step forward to remedying the insufficient and inequitable treatment of veteran caregivers by Veterans Affairs Canada since the passing of the New Veterans Charter.
Read more in The Hill Times.
Chairman of the Executive Committee, The War Amps
Chairman, National Council of Veteran Associations in Canada
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