Security Veterans

Invest $25 million each year to expand access to the Permanent Impairment Allowance.

Liberal Platform Page 49 October 5, 2015
Achieved
Mar 2019

Summary of Program Expenditures

Veterans Affairs Canada March 29, 2019

The Career Impact Allowance program (new name for the Permanent Impairment Allowance) was increased by $28.2 million in 2016-17 and by $43.4 million in 2017-18.

Mar 2016

Supporting Canada’s Veterans

2016 Federal Budget March 22, 2016

Budget 2016 proposes to restore critical access to services for veterans as well as ensure the long-term financial security of disabled veterans. Budget 2016 also proposes measures to honour the service, sacrifice and accomplishments of those who served in the military.

Budget 2016 [...] proposes significant enhancements to financial benefits for modern-day veterans. The proposed investment includes [...] expanding access to higher grades of the Permanent Impairment Allowance to better support veterans who have had their career options limited by a service-related illness or injury. The potential impact of the permanent and severe impairments on veterans' career advancement opportunities would be considered in determining the appropriate level of financial support. The benefit would also be renamed Career Impact Allowance to better reflect the intent of the program.