Veterans: three-quarters of the recommendations of the ombudsman are applied

Vétérans: les trois quarts des recommandations de l’ombudsman sont appliquées

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The ombudsman Guy Parent complains in its Bulletin filed on Tuesday that many veterans are still struggling to get services and benefits to which they have right.

The Newsletter of the veterans Ombudsman says that in the past 10 years, 72 % of its recommendations have been implemented by the government of Canada.

The ombudsman Guy Parent indicates in its Bulletin 2018 filed on Tuesday that progress has been made since the publication of its report on the status of the recommendations by 2017. The government has so far given away, in some way, with 46 of its recommendations, but 18 have not been the subject of a follow-up.

On the other hand, the ombudsman Guy Parent complains in its Bulletin filed on Tuesday that many veterans are still struggling to get services and benefits to which they have right.

He cites as an example the refund of the processing fees under the Act on the well-being of veterans. He would like the refund to be retroactive from the date of the submission of the first application, as is the case for the pension Act.

Guy Parent also hopes that this law permits a member single of the canadian armed Forces without dependent children may designate a member of the family who will ask for and will receive the death benefit.

He also wants to ensure that veterans and their families have access to the same services under the dental services Plan the pensioners of the Treasury Board as those that are available to them under the health care Plan of the public service.

Guy Parent is a chief warrant officer to retire from the canadian armed Forces ; he joined the army in 1964.

It will provide more comments on its Bulletin 2018 in the afternoon, Tuesday.

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