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November 3, 2016

Members and Veterans Services Dashboard

Dear C&E Association Members,

The content in the four sections noted below have been updated (changes are shown in red):

  • VAC Financial Benefits – ELB is increased to 90%
  • Health Benefits – at the bottom of the page the Other Programs section has been updated by adding the links to the VAC website.
  • Mental Health – Content has been updated and added for the 3rd party programs.
  • Free Baggage –  Information has been added for Porter Airlines.

There will additional changes to VAC benefits on 1 April 2017.  This section will be updated when these changes are known.

I would like to thank Cmdre (Retired) Andrea Siew at the VAC Ombudsman’s office for providing the above updates.

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Joe Longphee
November 3, 2016 at 10:23 PM

ELB raised to 90% . What a laugh. I applied and was sent a 22 page document to fill out.
You can keep the increase!!., if you want to help ask why are there offsets to the SISIP disability payments? If you are in receipt of a service pension, disability pension is cut. If you are in receipt of Canada Pension, disability pension is cut. How does the government get away with taking these offsets?
Try applying for the ELB IF YOU ARE A DISABLED VETERAN. I hope you have better luck then I did.

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Joe Longphee
November 21, 2016 at 2:05 PM

After posting my thoughts on the ELB increase on 3 Nov, I was contacted by a member of veterans affairs the next day who told me that I was sent the wrong package. The new package I received was only 6 pages and the veterans affairs rep I spoke to helped me in filling out the correct forms. I would like to thank who ever it was that noticed this mistake and started the ball rolling to correct it.
I will keep you posted on weather the ELB increase results in an actual pension increase.

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