Security Veterans

Double funding to the Last Post Fund.

Liberal Platform | Page 51
October 5, 2015

Tuesday March 22, 2016 | 2016 Federal Budget

2016 Federal Budget

Chapter 5 > Last Post Fund

The Last Post Fund program provides financial assistance to the estates of eligible deceased veterans towards the cost of burial and for funeral services.

To expand eligibility for the program to more families of low-income veterans, Budget 2016 proposes to increase the estate exemption for the Last Post Fund from roughly $12,000 to roughly $35,000, and apply an annual cost of living adjustment to the estate exemption going forward.