Veterans Well-being Act
Marginal note:Eligibility — rehabilitation need
8 (1) The Minister may, on application, provide rehabilitation services to a veteran who has a physical or a mental health problem resulting primarily from service in the Canadian Forces that is creating a barrier to re-establishment in civilian life.
Marginal note:Factors that the Minister may consider
(2) In deciding whether a veteran has a physical or a mental health problem that is creating a barrier to re-establishment in civilian life, and whether that health problem resulted primarily from service in the Canadian Forces, the Minister may consider any factors that the Minister considers relevant, including
(a) medical reports or records that document the veteran’s physical or mental health problem;
(b) documentation that indicates the nature of the veteran’s service in the Canadian Forces;
(c) documentation provided by the veteran as to the circumstances of their health problem; and
(d) research that establishes the prevalence of specific health problems in military populations.
Marginal note:Presumption in case of disability
(3) A veteran’s physical or mental health problem is deemed to have resulted primarily from service in the Canadian Forces if, as a result of the health problem, the veteran suffers from a disability for which a disability award has been paid under section 45 or a pension has been granted under the Pension Act.
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