Mr. Speaker, on Monday the Minister of Veterans Affairs announced the retirement income security benefit, which will provide financial stability to veterans who are moderately to seriously injured and their families. This benefit, in addition to existing services and benefits, will establish a continuum of support that spans a disabled veteran's entire life.
The president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 in Fredericton said that it is going to help in the future and is needed for the protection of our service people.
The Veterans Ombudsman said:
...this will be a game-changer for Canada's most seriously injured veterans and their families.
I am immensely proud that our government is standing up for veterans and their families and is ensuring that they get the support and services they need, when they need them.