Federal

Canadian Forces Income Support

Easy application

Tax filing not required

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

The Canadian Forces Income Support is a tax-free monthly benefit. It helps low-income CAF Veterans who no longer qualify for the Earnings Loss Benefit, after participating in the Rehabilitation program.

For the purposes of this program, VAC measures your household income according to the Statistics Canada Formula. This formula takes any taxable income you are currently earning or any government benefits you receive into consideration.

You should apply for Canadian Forces Income Support if you:

  • Are a Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces,
  • Have a low household income,
  • Are looking for work or participating in the Career Transition Services program, and
  • No longer qualify for the Earnings Loss Benefit.

Social Insurance Number

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

Apply online:

If you are registered for My VAC Account, you can submit your application for this benefit online. If you aren't registered, you can register now.

Mail or in person:

Last updated: December 14, 2021