Monday, October 2, 2023

Veterans never saw the $105 million promised to them by Trudeau in 2019

Veterans did not see a penny of the $105 million promised to them by Justin Trudeau last year. 

The sum remained untouched, despite being earmarked for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). 

Since 2018, the Liberal government has failed to deliver on $327 million worth of funds promised to help veterans, according to Global News

According to VAC, the department failed to meet a majority of basic service standards in the 2017-2018 year. 15 out of 24 service areas are behind on targets, including the rehabilitation program, disability benefits, and long-term care.

One key area of mismanagement by the Liberal government is a growing backlog of veterans waiting to qualify for disability benefits. 

As of November 2019, up to 40,000 veterans were still waiting for a decision on their application. Among those waiting for a decision from the government, over one-third had been in the queue for over four months. 

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