Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has partnered with the RCMP for more than 60 years to help serving and retired, regular and civilian members and their families. While the RCMP is responsible for the programs and services provided to its members, VAC administers some of these programs on its behalf. This includes the disability pension and health benefit programs for a service-related injury or illness.
Disability Pension: a monthly tax-free payment to compensate for permanent disability caused by a service-related injury or disease. There must be documented evidence on your records that the disability is related to RCMP service. Whether serving or retired, you can apply for a disability pension. Additional pension amounts may be paid for qualified dependants such as a spouse, common-law partner and/or children.
If you qualify for a disability pension you may be eligible for other benefits:
Transition Interview: An interview to provide information on VAC program benefits and services and help to identify needs you and your family may have as you transition to civilian life. Family members or other support persons are encouraged to attend.
Case Management Services: Support is available to all releasing and former RCMP members and their families who may be finding it difficult to navigate a transition or change in their lives.
Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinics: Specialize in treating OSIs for Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and former RCMP members, across Canada. Serving regular members are referred by RCMP Health Services.
VAC Assistance Service (24-hour counselling with a mental health professional: 1-800-268-7708) – Free confidential, professional counselling services, including bereavement counselling, to support former members and their families dealing with personal problems that affect their quality of life.
Interested in doing business with Veterans Affairs Canada online? Register for My VAC Account today at veterans.gc.ca/myvacaccount.