Veterans Well-being Regulations

Version of section 15 from 2013-10-01 to 2020-06-17:

  •  (1) The Minister may pay the following expenses arising out of a person’s participation in a rehabilitation plan or a vocational assistance plan:

    • (a) in the case of training,

      • (i) those required by the training institution including tuition fees, books, computers and peripheral equipment, software, safety equipment, special clothing and tools,

      • (ii) examination and licensing fees,

      • (iii) Internet access,

      • (iv) school supplies,

      • (v) tutoring,

      • (vi) transportation to and from the training facility

        • (A) when a private vehicle is used, at a rate equal to the greater of 15 cents/km and the applicable lower kilometric rate set out in Appendix A of the Commuting Assistance Directive published by the National Joint Council of the Public Service of Canada as amended from time to time, and

        • (B) when public transport is used, the cost of that transport,

      • (vii) the cost of a pass or permit for parking at or near the training facility for the duration of the training,

      • (viii) if the approved training is not available at a training facility located within a distance that would allow for daily commuting from the person’s residence, the costs of temporary accommodations and the cost of one return trip per year from the person’s residence to the location of the training facility for the purpose of establishing the temporary accommodations,

      • (ix) any other expenses that are required to enable the person to meet an occupational goal in the approved rehabilitation or vocational assistance plan, and

      • (x) 50% of the cost of additional dependant care, to a maximum amount of $750 per month; and

    • (b) in the case of services, other than training,

      • (i) the costs of meals, transportation and accommodations incurred by the person in accordance with the rates set out in the Treasury Board Travel Directive, as amended from time to time, subject to the following conditions:

        • (A) if the means of transportation is a taxi, $5.00 shall be deducted from the cost of each trip unless the person’s mobility or cognition is severely impaired or the deduction would severely impede the person’s ability to access the services, or

        • (B) if the means of transportation is an automobile other than a taxi, the costs of transportation shall be paid at the rate applicable to employees of the public service of Canada who have requested the use of their own automobile plus 2 cents per kilometre and shall include the costs of parking,

      • (ii) if the person’s health needs in respect of the rehabilitation plan require the person to be accompanied by an escort while travelling, the costs of the escort’s meals, transportation and accommodations in accordance with subparagraph (i),

      • (iii) the remuneration of an escort referred to in subparagraph (ii) if the escort is not the spouse, the common-law partner or a dependant of the person or any other member of that person’s household, at a daily rate computed by dividing by 30 the sum of basic and additional pension payable for a spouse or common-law partner at the rate set out in class 1 of Schedule I to the Pension Act, as adjusted in accordance with Part V of that Act, and

      • (iv) the costs of additional dependant care, to a maximum of $75 per day.

  • (2) If a person receives rehabilitation services or vocational assistance in a country other than Canada, the costs referred to in paragraph (1)(b) are payable at the same rates and subject to the same conditions that are established for former members of the armed forces of that country for similar costs, or, if no such rates or conditions are established, at the rates and conditions that would be payable if the person were resident in Canada.

  • (3) The maximum amount that may be paid under subparagraphs (1)(a)(i) to (ix) is $75,800 unless a higher amount is necessary to enable the person to meet an occupational goal in an approved rehabilitation or vocational assistance plan.

  • (4) The Minister may pay more than the percentage and maximum amount set out in subparagraph (1)(a)(x)

    • (a) if there are more than three dependants requiring care;

    • (b) if necessary as a result of the availability or location of care; or

    • (c) if necessary to enable the person to meet an occupational goal in an approved rehabilitation or vocational assistance plan.

  • SOR/2009-225, s. 6(E)
  • SOR/2013-157, s. 1
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