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We support the Veterans’ Bill of Rights to ensure that all disputes involving veterans are treated quickly, fairly and with the presumption in favour of the rights of the veteran. The Conservative Party regards this as an important component of the national commitment to treating our veterans with respect.
We support instituting a standard of delivery of services provided to veterans including clear time commitments, i.e., reviews, payment of services and the like.
We will take steps to reduce the excessive wait times Veterans can face in having their disability claims processed, and going forward, to ensure these wait times meet or exceed the service standard of 16 weeks.
We support the continuing reform of the Veterans Review and Appeals Board so that it can more effectively respond to the wishes of veterans. To this end, we will work to increase the number of military peers on that Board.
We will continue to ensure veterans have the benefits and services they deserve after a life-time of dedication to their country.
We are committed to ensuring the veterans of Canada’s wars and peacekeeping operations receive their veterans’ benefits and health care in a timely fashion.
We are committed to ensuring that Canada’s veterans’ hospital and various veterans’ wings in regular hospitals are in top working order.
We recognize the importance of supporting veterans and their families in the difficult challenge of reintegrating into life after challenging periods of service. Accordingly, we are committed to making Canada an international leader in the diagnosis, treatment and
We would examine measures to ensure that National military treasures are retained in Canada as a part of our Canadian heritage and that the government purchase military artifacts of particular importance in private possession where feasible to do so.
As per Veteran Affairs Canada, the service standard for processing an application for “Disability Pension / Pain and Suffering Compensation” is 16 weeks and is only being met 30% of the time. The current average is over 40 weeks. There are currently over 23,000 veterans whose disability claims are waiting to be processed by Veteran Affairs Canada. The excessive wait times for financial, medical and/or mental support results in dire consequences for our veterans, including an unacceptable high suicide rate. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-vac/what-we-do/service-standards
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166. Anciens combattants
Nous prendrons des mesures afin de réduire les délais excessifs vécus par les Anciens Combattants lors de la mise en œuvre de leur demande d'incapacité, et nous nous assurerons que ces délais correspondent aux standards de service de 16 semaines ou moins.
Selon le ministère canadien des Anciens Combattants, la norme de service pour le traitement d'une demande de "pension d'invalidité / indemnité pour douleur et souffrance" est de 16 semaines. Cette dernière n'est respectée que 30% du temps. La moyenne actuelle est supérieure à 40 semaines. Il y a actuellement plus de 23 000 Anciens Combattants dont les demandes d'invalidité sont en attente de traitement par Anciens Combattants Canada. Les temps d'attente excessifs pour le soutien financier, médical et/ou mental, ont des répercussions graves pour nos anciens combattants, notamment un taux de suicide inacceptable.