Vets to get up front help to cover cost of remaining in their own homes

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OTTAWA — War veterans faced with the daunting task of shovelling out this winter at least will have an easier time covering the cost.

The federal government is putting into effect long-promised changes to how it helps veterans remain self-sufficient.

Beginning January 1, veterans will get money from the government twice a year to pay for housekeeping and grounds maintenance.

The grants will be based on local rates for the services and individual needs.

The move takes away the requirement for veterans to submit receipts for those specific services and then wait to get paid back.

About 100,000 people get help from the government via the Veterans Independence Program, which seeks to allow vets to remain in their own homes for as long as possible by helping defray some of the costs.



Geographic location: OTTAWA

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  • Dee
    December 27, 2012 - 17:32

    Why don,t the government send out these well abled people who are sitting home collecting welfare cheques to shovel and do chores for these people who are unable to do things,sure as hell most of these old people worked all their lives to pay for the ones who did,nt.