Benefits for Veterans

ALS Canada supports those living with ALS, including those who have served in the military. ALS Canada applauds the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and State (Agriculture) for announcing on October 15, 2010, that veterans with ALS will now be eligible for increased benefits.

Veterans living with ALS will now be able to obtain the help and support they need and deserve, faster than ever before. These veterans will now be able to receive disability benefits, treatments and home care support – services which are greatly needed by veterans and their families affected by this devastating disease. For example, they will now be eligible for adapted wheelchairs, medical resources, housekeeping services and more.

Available below are studies related to ALS and the military and news regarding this development. For more information on Veteran benefits and submitting a claim to Veterans Affairs Canada, please contact:

Andrea Siew, Service Bureau
Royal Canadian Legion
86 Aird Place
Ottawa ON K2L 0A1
1-877-534-4666 x 234
Fax: 613-591-9335



Frequently Asked Questions
If you're a CF Member/Veteran or an RCMP member with ALS you may have questions regarding what you are able to claim or how to claim your benefits.  To view some of the frequently asked questions, along with answers to the questions, please view the documents posted above.

Additional papers and studies (PDF's):