Did you know that 1 out of every 10 Canadian seniors is a war veteran? It’s true. Not just that, 1 out of every 5 senior males has completed wartime service. These Canadian war service veterans typically served in either World War II, the Korean Conflict, or World War I.
Serving in a war is more than just physically taxing. It can also do untold mental and emotional damage. More often than not, war can cause disability.
Canada’s veterans, while heros, often deal with war-related disabilities.
Common war-related disabilities include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, mental disorders caused by emotional trauma, physical incapabilities caused by warfare, and many more. These war-related disabilities leave a permanent and indelible mark on the lives of people who have served in a war. What’s more, many of Canada’s seniors veterans have these very war-related disabilities.
Many of Canada’s senior veterans have so many after-effects of war to deal with. These after-effects and war-related disabilities can make life very difficult. Where can a senior Canadian veteran go to find support?
Veterans Affairs Canada exists to better the lives of Canadian war veterans.
Veterans Affairs Canada has been supporting Canadian veterans for years. Also, Veteran’s Affairs Canada’s mission is to “provide exemplary, client-centred services and benefits that respond to the needs of veterans.”
Veterans Affairs Canada is committed to providing services and benefits that make life easier for veterans.
What sort of benefits and services? Here are just a few:
– Financial Assistance (Emergency-related funds for those receiving the War Veterans Allowance) – http://veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/assistfund
– Detention Benefits – http://veterans.gc.ca/eng/information-canadian-forces/services-benefits/detention-benefits
– Disability Benefits – http://veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/disability-benefits
– Group Health Insurance – http://veterans.gc.ca/eng/information-canadian-forces/services-benefits/group-health-insurance
– Health Care Programs – http://veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/health-care-program
– Mental Health Care – http://veterans.gc.ca/eng/mental-health
– War Veteran’s Allowance – http://veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/benefits
– Veterans Independence Program – http://veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/vip
Do you think any of these services and benefits would help you? If so, click on the corresponding link to find more information.
Connect with Veterans Affairs Canada today by visiting http://veterans.gc.ca/eng.
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Let’s Talk About It
Are you a senior veteran? If so, what disabilities have you sustained as a result of your wartime service?
Do you feel war veterans are respected and honored by most people in Canada? Why or why not?