Income Assistance - For Veterans

  • Canadian Forces Income Support 
    The Canadian Forces Income Support (CFIS) is a tax-free monthly benefit to help low-income Canadian Armed Forces Veterans, survivors, and dependent children.
  • Clothing Allowance
    The Clothing Allowance is a monthly allowance awarded to eligible Canadian Forces (CF) members or veterans who receive a Disability benefit.
  • Disability Award 
    The Disability Award Program is meant to recognize and compensate for the non-economic impacts of a service-related injury or illness.
  • Disability Pension
    The Disability Pensions program provides a monthly pension to Veterans who have a permanent disability resulting from their military service. A survivor’s pension will be paid to the survivor of a disability penioner.
  • Earnings Loss Benefit for Veterans
    The Earnings Loss Benefit is a taxable, monthly benefit that ensures your total income will be at least 75% of your gross pre-release military salary.
  • Earnings Loss Benefit for survivors or children
    The Earnings Loss Benefit is a taxable, monthly benefit provided to the dependents of a deceased Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member who died due to an illness or injury related to their service.
  • Supplementary Retirement Benefit
    The Supplementary Retirement Benefit is a taxable, lump-sum benefit provided to individuals who were in receipt of Earnings Loss Benefits on a long term basis. It is provided in recognition of the lower pension plan contributions you may have made.
  • Prisoner of War Compensation
    Prisoner of War Compensation may be provided to veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces or Canadian merchant mariners who were prisoners of war, evaded capture, or escaped from the enemy.
  • War Veterans Allowance
    The War Veterans Allowance (WVA) is a form of financial assistance available from Veterans Affairs Canada. In recognition of war service, qualified persons are provided with a regular monthly income to meet basic needs.

Other programs and services:

  • Employment Insurance Regular Benefits
    Employment Insurance (EI) provides Regular Benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can't find a job.
  • GST/HST Credit
    The GST/HST Credit program issues to Canadians with low and modest incomes all or part of the GST/HST they pay. It provides information on application procedures, eligibility, payment of the GST/HST credit and procedures to follow in case of overpayment.
  • Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits
    Employment Insurance (EI) provides Sickness Benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of sickness, injury or quarantine.
  • GST/HST General Rebates
    The GST/HST General Rebates program allows for GST/HST rebates under various situations: GST/HST amounts paid in error; when commercial goods and artistic works are exported by a non-resident; for certain expenses incurred by Indian Bands and Band empowered entities; and more.
  • Employment Insurance Fishing Benefits
    Employment Insurance (EI) provides Fishing Benefits to qualifying, self-employed fishers who are actively seeking work.
  • Employment Insurance and Workers and/or Residents Outside Canada
    The Employment Insurance (EI) program may provide benefits to certain individuals who reside outside Canada if their job is insured under Canada's EI program.
  • Lived or Living Outside Canada - Pensions and Benefits
    The International Benefits program may provide retirement, disability or survivor benefits to eligible individuals who have lived or worked in another country, or the surviving spouse, common-law partner or children of eligible individuals who have lived or worked in another country.

See all Income Assistance programs and services.