Pensions and Benefits for Veterans
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Pensions and Benefits for Veterans

Benevolent Funds

Benevolent funds assists veterans, ex-service personnel and their dependants. The assistance is usually for basic needs such as food and shelter.

Ontario also provides assistance through the Soldiers' Aid Commission to Canadian veterans in need who served overseas and their dependants living in Ontario.

Applications for all benevolent funds, including Ontario's Soldiers' Aid Commission, are available through a Veterans Affairs Canada counsellor or your Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Service Officer.

War Veterans Allowance

This allowance is available to eligible low-income veterans of the Second World War or Korean War. Surviving spouses, common law partners and orphans may qualify for this allowance is the deceased veteran had the required war service. 

The assistance is available through Veterans Affairs Canada.

Disability Benefits

Veterans Affairs Canada offers a range of services and benefits to eligible veterans and others. The benefits are available for conditions related to service in the Merchant Navy, Canadian Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police or those serving in support of the Canadian Forces in wartime or in Special Duty/Operational Areas.