The Canadian Press

2015-03-09 | Vets Retirement Benefit

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The Harper government has announced a proposed, new retirement benefit for some of the countrys most severely disabled soldiers, who were expected to take a major financial hit once they hit old age. Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole announced the assistance today, saying it would provide wounded troops with a monthly income support payment, beginning at age 65. (The veterans ombudsman pointed out 18 months ago that currently over 400 severely disabled veterans, mostly from Afghanistan and recent peacekeeping missions, would be left out in the cold because they dont receive certain allowances or a Canadian Forces pension and their disability income replacement stops at retirement.)

Date: 2015-03-09
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the government recognizes that moderate-to-severe service-related injuries can permanently affect the veterans ability to work following their service and earn enough money to save for the retirement beyond their working years >>