Veterans Emergency Fund info

The Veterans Emergency Fund (VEF) provides financial support to Veterans, their families or their survivors whose well-being is at risk due to an urgent and unexpected situation.

What is an emergency?

Every situation will be different and unique, which is why applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The emergency fund covers essentials, such as:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Rent, mortgage
  • Medical care/expenses
  • Expenses required to maintain safety and shelter.

As this is only temporary financial relief, we will also work with you to identify your long-term needs. Together, we will look for solutions to improve your financial stability.

You should apply for this program if you have an urgent financial need, and are:

  • a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF);
  • the spouse/common-law partner of the former member;
  • a survivor of a deceased CAF member or Veteran; or
  • an orphan of a deceased CAF member or Veteran (or the legal guardian if the orphan is under the age of 18).

You must be a Canadian resident to receive this grant.

Please refer to the VAC internet site for details on how to apply or call your Branch Service Officer or PEI Command Service Officer for help: