Hello Veterans’ Concerns Committee (RRegtC Association):
I just received my first copy of “SALUTE!”, a free and informative 20-page magazine (40 pages, if you count the French language flipside called “SALUT!”.) It is published by Veterans’ Affairs Canada, and is aimed at all Veterans, including us Reservists.
SALUTE! is informative and has both widely useful and more obscure bits of information. Beyond first person transition accounts and general tips on healthful living, the reader finds out, for example, that “psychiatric dogs” (for those with PTSD) are now tax deductible. Also, Veterans honourably discharged after 31 March 2006 with at least 6 years of service may apply for a maximum of $40,000 to cover university tuition and related living expenses. And the list goes on covering Veterans who took lump sum payments from VAC and who may still qualify for a lifetime pension starting in April 2019. There is even a special message for LGBTQ2 Veterans for any claims or concerns that they may have.
A common information toll-free number is 1-800-487-7797; or visit veterans.gc.ca
To subscribe to SALUTE! there are various options available.
Go online at: Veterans.gc.ca/salute. The phone number is 1-866-522-2122.
For some of our Veterans a large print or audio format of SALUTE! may be better.
Such formats can be ordered by email: VAC. Communications.
Any questions or concerns?
I can be reached at 519-573-2829 (in Kitchener) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alan J Nanders
Veterans’ Concerns Committee (VCC)