Legion responds to Office of the Veterans Ombudsman report – HomeTown TV12
Search

Legion responds to Office of the Veterans Ombudsman report

Legion responds to Office of the Veterans Ombudsman report

Ottawa – “The Royal Canadian Legion supports all recommendations released in the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman’s report. Of particular note, we ask Veterans Affairs Canada to push for legislative and financial changes to ensure that family members including former spouses, survivors and dependent children, can access federally funded mental health care when their illness is related to the conditions of a Veteran’s service. This should happen whether or not the Veteran is in treatment. We believe mental health care must extend to family members in their own right who provide a crucial support system for our Veterans.”

–  Thomas D. Irvine, CD, Dominion President, The Royal Canadian Legion

Read the report here: https://ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca/en/publications/reports-reviews/mental-health-treatment-benefits-for-family-members

Related posts

Leave a Comment