Canada. Service Canada

Site: Windsor - City Hall Sq E

Service: Veterans Affairs Canada - Veterans Allowance

Contact Information
Toll Free Phone National Call Centre  
English: 1-866-522-2122;  
French: 1-866-522-2022  
Collect calls within Canada: 1-705-568-4000  
Outside Canada: 1-888-996-2242
Fax 1-519-686-3840
Website www.vac-acc.gc.ca
Primary Contact Jacinda Gedney, Client Service Team Manager
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Allowances are paid to qualified individuals who meet service eligibility and residency requirements.  
* These individuals, because of age or incapacity, must be unable to fully support themselves. 
* They must have insufficient income for maintenance, as determined by an income test.  
* The allowance is payable to veterans of Canadian, Commonwealth and Allied Forces.  
* An allowance is also payable to specific civilians who served in close support of the Canadian Armed Forces during wartime. 
* In addition, widows, widowers and orphans of these veterans or civilians may qualify. 
Disability Pensions, Disability Awards 
* employment must have been closely associated with the war effort such as service in the Merchant Marine or the Auxiliary Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police-RCMP, former prisoners of war, evaders, escapees and their dependants may receive compensation 
Veterans Independence Program 
* Aimed at helping veterans maintain their self sufficiency and quality of life, by assisting them in continuing to live independently through an assessment process 
For more detailed information of Services for Veterans and their Families Click Here
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Chatham-Kent ; Elgin County ; Essex County ; Lambton County ; Windsor
Eligibility * Veterans their widows, widowers and orphans 
* Civilians who served in close support of the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII, their widows, widowers and orphans 
Disability Pensions and Disability Awards 
* war attendants, and/or dependents may be entitled to specific pensions  
* similar awards for death or disability are available to persons who served in the Second World War in certain types of civilian employment  
* employment must have been closely associated with the war effort such as service in the Merchant Marine or the Auxiliary Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police-RCMP, former prisoners of war, evaders, escapees and their dependents may receive compensation 
Veterans Independence Program 
* War disability pensioners or civilian disability pensioners whose long term health care needs are related to their pensions conditions  
* War veterans allowance recipients 65 yrs and older who have health care needs  
* Veterans 65 yrs and older who would normally receive Veteran Allowance-VA or Canadian War Allowance-CWA who were not receiving Old Age Security-OAS pension  
* Canada service veterans who meet specific requirements (call or drop-in or visit the website for further details)
Application * Application process required 
* Referral needed through social service agencies, government services, self or family member
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Agency Information
Established 1945
Site Information
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
400 City Hall Sq E, Ste 103
Windsor, ON N9A 7K6
Intersection University Ave W and Bruce Ave
Bus Routes Transway 1C
Other Details
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