Veterans Affairs Minister is Cutting Red Tape for Veterans and their Families
Halifax, NS- The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, has announced a further component of the “Cutting Red Tape for Veterans” initiative.
The new changes will see Veterans receive up-front payments as well as eliminating the need to submit receipts for ground maintenance and housekeeping services, services that are offered under the Veterans Independence Program (VIP).
VIP is a national home care program provided by Veterans Affairs Canada that was established to help Veterans remain healthy and independent in their own homes or communities.
“It is important to ensure that our Veterans are able to live independently in their own homes,” said Larry Miller. “These changes will make certain that Veterans in Bruce and Grey counties receive the money they are entitled to in a timely fashion and ensure that they will no longer have to obtain, track, and submit receipts to receive the financial support they need.”
Veterans eligible for support may receive up to $9,991 per year for services such as housekeeping, grounds maintenance, personal care, access to nutrition and health support.
For more information on the “Cutting Red Tape for Veterans” initiative, the Veterans Independence Program, and other services and benefits available to Veterans, please visit veterans.gc.ca.