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Clothing Allowance

Post by Trooper on Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:11 pm

Clothing Allowance



1. A clothing allowance may be awarded to a member or Veteran under the authority of subsections 38(4-Cool of the Pension Act for pensioned conditions or section 60 of the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (CFMVRCA) for disability award conditions.

2. A clothing allowance may be awarded to a member or Veteran in the following circumstances:

  • The member or Veteran is in receipt of a disability pension or disability award for an amputation of the leg at or above a Symes’ amputation.

  • The member or Veteran is in receipt of a disability pension or disability award for an amputation of the arm at or above the wrist.

  • The member or Veteran is in receipt of a disability pension or disability award for two amputations as described above

  • The member or Veteran is in receipt of a disability pension or disability award for a disability causing wear and tear of clothing.

  • The member or Veteran is in receipt of a disability pension or disability award for a disability that requires the purchase of specially made apparel. This does not include minor alterations to a ready-made or factory product.

  • The member or Veteran has soiling of clothing as a result of a disability or the treatment of a disability for which he or she is in receipt of a disability pension or disability award.


3. In special cases, the decision maker can examine all the circumstances of the case and use discretion in determining whether or not a clothing allowance should be awarded. Examples:

  • A Veteran has a disability pension for Reynaud’s Disease which requires her to purchase additional clothing for warmth.

  • A member has a disability award for severe burns which requires him to purchase special clothing.


4. In the case of multiple entitled disabilities which warrant an award of a clothing allowance, the following applies:

  • One clothing allowance will be awarded if the wear and tear affects the same article of clothing.

  • Two or more clothing allowances may be awarded if the wear and tear affects more than one article of clothing, the need of an appliance, or the need for an allowance for soiling.


5. The guidelines used in the determination of the amount of the clothing allowance (i.e. grade level), can be found in Chapter 6 of the Table of Disabilities.

6. A clothing allowance may be discontinued the date of the next monthly payment when the member or Veteran ceases to use a brace or appliance, no longer requires or does not use specially made clothing, or if the circumstances leading to the award for soiling no longer exist.

7. A clothing allowance ceases to be paid on the first day of the month following the death of the member or Veteran.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-us/policy/document/1931#anchor45225





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