Federal

Veteran Affairs Canada - Income Replacement Benefit

Easy application

Tax filing required

The Income Replacement Benefit is a taxable, monthly benefit that ensures your total income will be at least 90 percent of your gross pre-release military salary until you reach age 65 if you have a diminished earning capacity.

If you do not have a diminished earning capacity, this benefit ensures your total income will be at least 90 percent of your gross pre-release salary for as long as you are participating in the Rehabilitation Services and Vocational Assistance Program, or until you reach age 65 – whichever comes first.

You should apply for this program if you are:

  • A former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, and
  • Taking part in Canadian Armed Forces rehabilitation services.

You should also apply for this benefit if you are the survivor or dependent child of a CAF member or Veteran who died due to an illness or injury related to their service.

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 22, 2021