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Veterans Affairs committee  Being homeless, I'm not allowed to renew my driver's licence without a fixed address. I'm unable to drive my vehicle and take my kids to clinic appointments because I don't have a driver's licence. In B.C. you're required to have a fixed address.

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

Veterans Affairs committee  No. I was released prior to the service card being cancelled. My base would not fill out the paperwork and allow me to apply before I was released.

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

Veterans Affairs committee  It was February 2016.

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

Veterans Affairs committee  Because I have children, I don't have access to any of the organizations that offer community housing for veterans. That community housing is set up for primarily hard-to-house homeless veterans who are dealing with addictions and far more severe mental health issues than I deal

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

Veterans Affairs committee  When we put a phone call in to our case manager, the call centre is in Prince Edward Island. It's on Atlantic time. So if I call at 12:05 Pacific time, it's closed. I can leave a message, and that's it. I can't call my case manager directly. They don't provide us a direct number

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

Veterans Affairs committee  My autistic son is nine and my other son is six.

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

Veterans Affairs committee  The only other service that was reaching out to my children was the director of the Ministry of Children and Family Development for an apprehension order because of our living arrangement. That's the only outside agency that has stepped in, and it wasn't pleasant.

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

Veterans Affairs committee  I was eligible for a lump sum pension. Some of that was invested into my kids' well-being. A large portion of it was taken by my now ex-wife, because the strain for support was so great that we're no longer together.

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

Veterans Affairs committee  I've applied three times to access that fund. All three times, I was denied because I was homeless and didn't fit the criteria. The fund itself isn't enough. Where I live, the cost of living is so high that you may as well give me five bucks, because that fund doesn't cover the e

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

Veterans Affairs committee  Where I live, to meet my immediate needs to keep me from being homeless, it would cost upwards of $7,500 for first and last month's rent and to be able to meet basic needs. Cockrell House and houses similar to Cockrell House—there's a house, a couple of places here—are for hard-

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

Veterans Affairs committee  Every day I wake up and go into my community, and I'm challenged by local business owners and government officials because I don't have the B.C. government service and guide dog ID card. We can't, as I said before, get any traction in B.C. or assistance from MLAs, or anybody who

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

Veterans Affairs committee  Yes, I'm familiar with the My VAC Account. Most of the veterans whom I work with find it extremely cumbersome to log in through the partner program. It can become frustrating for me at times. Emails are typically replied to within 72 hours. I could get a call back, if I'm lucky,

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb

Veterans Affairs committee  No, I have a cellphone.

February 4th, 2019Committee meeting

William Webb