Veterans Ombudsman – New Blog & Video –  Veterans’ Families: Caring for those who care

Veterans Ombudsman – New Blog & Video – Veterans’ Families: Caring for those who care

August 17, 2016

Ottawa, ON – August 16, 2016

Veterans’ Families: Caring for those who care

Blog: http://www.ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca/eng/blog/post/321

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DJ9PoxKxac

  • The impact of a Veteran’s illness or injury is felt by the whole family and they should be supported.
  • Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) provides some support to families and I encourage them to better promote the VAC Assistance Service to those needing support.
  • I would also encourage VAC to address two gaps by providing mental health treatment benefits to families in their own right and by considering a caregiver benefit for informal Veterans’ caregivers.
  • Please share your thoughts on what supports families need by letting VAC know directly through their online consultation.
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