VAC Payment Dates (Veteran Disability Pension)

The Disability Pension is a monthly, tax-free financial benefit provided to eligible Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans who have service-related disabilities or injuries that significantly impair their ability to work or function in daily life.

Here are the 2024 payment dates for the Veteran Disability Pension:

  • January 30, 2024
  • February 28, 2024
  • March 27, 2024
  • April 29, 2024
  • May 30, 2024
  • June 27, 2024
  • July 30, 2024
  • August 29, 2024
  • September 26, 2024
  • October 30, 2024
  • November 28, 2024
  • December 23, 2024

Who is Eligible for the Veteran Disability Credit?

In order to quality for the Veteran Disability Credit, you must be one of the following:

  • a Canadian Armed Forces member or Veteran
  • a current or former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • a Second World War or Korean War Veteran (includes Merchant Navy)
  • a civilian who served in the Second World War

If you are one of the above and diagnosed with a medical condition or disability caused in relation to your service, you could qualify for a Veteran Disability Credit.

How Much Can I Get for the Veteran Disability Credit?

If you qualify for the pain and suffering compensation, you can receive the following amounts depending on the extent of your disability:

Extent of disability (%) Monthly Amount Lump Sum Amount
5 $67.77 $22,049.60
20 $271.08 $88,198.39
40 $542.15 $176,396.78
60 $813.23 $264,595.18
80 $1,084.30 $352,793.57
100 $1,355.38 $440,991.96

You can choose to receive the payments monthly or as a lump sum.

You can learn more about the pain and suffering compensation and other veteran-related benefits here.

If you don’t qualify for the pain and suffering compensation, you may still qualify for the disability pension.

The disability pension is a lifetime monthly benefit which increases if you have a spouse, common-law partner and/or children.

Here are the monthly payment amounts for the disability pension:

Class Payment (Monthly) Spouse (Additional Payment) One Child (Additional Payment) Second Child (Additional Payment) Another Child (Additional Payment)
1 $3,357.30 $839.33 $436.45 $318.94 $251.80
5 $2,685.84 $671.46 $349.16 $255.15 $201.44
10 $1,846.52 $461.63 $240.05 $175.42 $138.49
15 $1,007.19 $251.80 $130.93 $95.69 $75.54
20 $167.87 $41.97 $21.82 $15.95 $12.59

How to Apply for the Veteran Disability Pension

You can apply for disability benefits online through your VAC account, in person or through mail by downloading and filling out an application form.

You can mail it to the address on the form, or drop it off at your nearest Service Canada office, VAC office or CAF Transition Centre.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What determines the amount of my disability payments?
  • What happens to the monthly pain and suffering compensation payments if the recipient passes away?
  • If the recipient of this payment dies before receiving the equivalent lump sum amount, the survivor and dependent children would receive the remaining balance as a lump sum.

Tara Al-Khudairi

Tara Al-Khudairihas worked in the financial services industry since 2017. She graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Finance and is pursuing her CFA.

She has worked at a major Canadian financial institution in various client-facing advisory roles, starting as a bank teller and working up to a Client Services Associate within the Asset Management division. She specializes in simplifying concepts of personal finance for people of various financial backgrounds.

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