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Disability pensions provide monthly tax-free payments to eligible:
War Service Veterans (including Merchant Navy Veterans) of the Second World War or the Korean War;
Civilians who served in close support of the Armed Forces during wartime;
current and former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP);
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and Veterans.
Survivors / Surviving dependents can also qualify for benefits; please see the "Benefits for Survivors" section.
The amount of a Disability Pension depends on:
- the degree to which that disability is related to your service (entitlement);
- the extent of the disability (assessment).
Your rank or years of military service have no impact on the amount you may receive.
Additional pension amounts may also be awarded for qualified dependents (e.g. spouse, common-law partner and/or children).
You may also qualify for related allowances and the Exceptional Incapacity Allowance if you receive a Disability Pension.
Note: Typically, CAF members and Veterans are covered under the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and are entitled to a Disability Award. However, anyone who submitted an application prior to April 1, 2006 may still qualify for a Disability Pension for any condition(s) related to that application.
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