Canadian Veteran benefits from the Veterans Independence Program

Veterans Independence Program

Canadian Veteran benefits: Howard Elson has experienced his share of action and adventure in his 31-year career with the Canadian Army’s Artillery division. His advice to CAF members and Veterans in life after service is to take advantage of all the benefits and services available.

Mr. Elson joined the Army from his home in Newfoundland. He served with the Artillery in postings was posted across Canada, and even on the Rhine river in Germany. He achieved the rank of Master Corporal, and then in the Reserves Rangers, rose to Lieutenant.

An accident in 1979, while working with 155mm artillery shells, left Mr. Elson with a permanent back injury. He transitioned out of the CAF and pursued a number of opportunities, after his service. These include being a training officer for the Canadian Rangers, working as a security guard for a Labradorean mining company.

Now 78, Canadian veteran Elson receives support like snow removal and assistance around his Nova Scotia home through the Veterans Independence Program(External link).

He encourages any Veteran who feels they might benefit from the program to apply. “By all means, look into it. I’ve been happy with what the program has to offer. It’s always easy to get answers if ever I have questions.”

If you’d like to know more about what the Veterans Independence Program can do for you, please click here to visit our website(External link).

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