Florence is a 28 year old woman who takes care of her grandfather, a veteran who continues to live at home. Florence is not receiving compensation for the care she is providing, which includes daily supervision, cooking, maintaining the home and running errands.
The new Caregiver Recognition Benefit from the Canadian government will provide Florence with the monthly amount of $1,000 paid directly to her in acknowledgement of the care and support she provides.
This is the federal government’s own ‘scenario’ as to how their new monthly, tax-free benefit paid directly to a Veteran's caregiver, would work. The government is fulfilling its commitment to enhancing and simplifying support to Veterans' families and caregivers by replacing the Family Caregiver Relief Benefit with a monthly, tax-free benefit paid directly to a Veteran's caregiver.Read more