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Veterans, Current and Former Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, Spouses, Survivors and Dependents

You may qualify for benefits!

You do not need to be a member of The Royal Canadian Legion to apply or to receive assistance from our Legion Service Officers.  The Legion is here to assist you with completing claim forms through Veterans Affairs Canada, providing guidance and assistance with the navigation of potential benefits, as well as acting as a referral agent to supports available to the Veteran Community.  This assistance is free of charge and all possibilities can be discussed.

We offer assistance to Veterans, Still Serving Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and/or their dependents to make you aware of and potentially obtain government support from Veterans Affairs Canada.  You may not be receiving all the benefits to which you are entitled!  That assistance can be sought through the Legion Service Bureau at no charge!  

Our Legion Service Bureaus assist with exploring benefits you may qualify for:

  1.  Disability Benefits

    Present day disabilities that have arisen from service (including Peacetime and Special Duty Area) may receive disability entitlement through Veterans Affairs Canada.  Legion Service Officers provide assistance with the completion of disability applications, building strong cases, discussing future benefits, post-decision explanations, and reviews and appeals for disability entitlement.  Survivors of Veterans may also apply for potential benefits.  Provincial Service Officers can review your current entitlements for reassessments and additional benefits, such as the Veterans Independence Program (VIP).  

  2.  War Veterans Allowance

    This Veterans Affairs Canada income related program ensures that a qualified person receives a minimum monthly income and supportive treatment benefits to meet their basic needs.

    • Qualifications – Age 60 for Males;Age 55 for Females;
    • Service during World War II or the Korean War
    • Surviving spouse may also apply

    Qualified individuals may receive benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada so they may continue to reside in their own homes by assisting with the cost of housekeeping and grounds keeping.  The program may also assist with the costs of Long Term Care or adult day programming. 

  3.  Review/Appeal/Reassessment

    If you have previously applied for disability benefits without success, a Provincial Service Officer may assist by reviewing the previous decisions.  Provincial Service Officers may also review your current entitlements for reassessment and any potential additional benefits.  

  4.  Financial Assistance

    Benevolent Funds are available to provide assistance to qualified veterans, members and their spouses/survivors/dependents with emergency financial needs, including but not limited to eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, repairs, rental arrears, and outstanding utility bills.

  5.  Veterans Well-Being Act

    The Veterans Well-Being Act governs the benefits available to Disability Entitlement claims rendered  April 1, 2006 - to date for Regular Force & Reserve Force Members and Veterans of Peacetime & Special Duty Area service.  Information regarding potential benefits available through Veterans Affairs Canada can be found at the Veterans Affairs Canada website (www.veterans.gc.ca/eng).  Helpful tools that are available on the Veterans Affairs Canada website include, but are not limited to, the Benefits Browser, Fact Sheets associated with specific benefits, etc.  For assistance with your application, please contact the nearest Royal Canadian Legion Branch Service Officer or Provincial Service Officer.  If you have any inquiries with respect to Legion, call your local branch – we’re happy to assist!

Act Now! If you feel you may qualify for any of these programs - contact an Ontario Command Branch.

Veterans Ombudsman - 

Office of the Veterans Ombudsman / Bureau de l'Ombudsman des vétérans

Ontario Command
89 Industrial Parkway North
Aurora, ON, L4G 4C4


Toll Free: 1-888-207-0939
Phone: 905-841-7999
Fax: 905-841-9992
Email: info@on.legion.ca