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The Veterans Independence Program (VIP) was introduced in 1981 to respond to an aging demographic Veteran population and to help reduce long-term care (LTC) bed waitlists by providing care to Veterans at home. The national Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) home care program assists qualified Veterans, still-serving Canadian Forces (CF) disability pensioners, surviving spouses/primary caregivers, and certain civilians to maintain their health, quality of life and independence in their own home for as long as possible. At the point where care in the home is no longer possible, the VIP will assist in providing care in long-term care facilities in the community of the Veteran. The VIP is not intended to duplicate or replace existing provincial/territorial or community services, but complements these programs to best meet the needs of Veterans.

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 29, 2011
Organization: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Keywords:  Veterans Affairs Canada, VAC, Internal auditing, Evaluation, Veterans Independence Program, VIP, Veterans
Federal

Policies related to the Veterans Independence Program (VIP).

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: May 18, 2012
Organization: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Keywords:  Veterans Affairs Canada, VAC, Veterans, Policies, Veterans Independence Program (VIP)
Federal

Since 1981, Veterans Affairs Canada has administered a community-based, national program to eligible Veterans, their families, and other primary care-givers. These services include home care, home adaptations, ambulatory health care, and intermediate nursing home care. Now known as the Veterans Independence Program, it offers self-managed care in co-operation with provinces and regional health authorities. The program allows eligible Veterans, their families, and other primary care-givers to focus on maintaining their health, independence, and their quality of life.

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 31, 2011
Organization: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Keywords:  Veterans Affairs Canada, VAC, Internal auditing, Evaluation, Veterans Independence Program, VIP, Veterans
Federal

The purpose of the Veterans Independence Program (VIP) is to assist recipients in maintaining their independence through the provision of home and community care. As per the VIP Terms and Conditions, Veterans and other recipients in receipt of funding for VIP services must be contacted at least once annually to confirm the benefits are meeting the recipient’s needs. In January 2013, Canada Post, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and a third-party contractor became part of the Annual Follow-up and Survivor Renewal process. The objective of the audit was to assess the management control framework, the compliance with applicable policies and processes, and determine performance against the Annual Follow Up and Survivor Renewal service standard.

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 31, 2015
Organization: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Keywords:  Veterans Affairs Canada, VAC, Internal Auditing, Evaluation, Veterans Independence Program, VIP, Veterans
Federal

This evaluation of the Intermediate and Long Term Care Programs was conducted in accordance with the approved Veterans Affairs Canada Multi-Year Risk-Based Evaluation Plan 2012-2017. The Veterans Independence Program Intermediate Care (VIP IC) Program and the Long Term Care (LTC) Program, hereinafter referred to as "the Programs", support eligible Veterans and other individuals who require facility-based long term care. There are two types of beds under the Programs: community beds and contract beds. Community beds are beds in a facility operated by health authorities, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 31, 2014
Organization: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Keywords:  Veterans Affairs Canada, VAC, Internal auditing, Evaluation, Long Term Care, LTC, Veterans
Federal

The New Veterans Charter (NVC) represents the most sweeping change to Veterans’ benefits and services in the past 60 years. The NVC shifts the focus from one of disability to one of wellness and responds to Canada’s commitment to injured Canadian Forces members and Veterans. The suite of services and benefits available under the NVC include a lump-sum disability award, rehabilitation, financial benefits, health benefits, and career transition services. This is a three-phased comprehensive evaluation being conducted from April 2009 to December 2010.

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: Aug. 31, 2010
Organization: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Keywords:  Veterans Affairs Canada, VAC, Internal audit, Evaluation, New Veterans Charter, NVC, Veterans
Federal

The Audit of the Veterans Independence Program (VIP) was approved by the Departmental Audit Committee in 2009. The objectives of the audit were to determine if:

  1. up-to-date policies and procedures were in place to support program delivery;

  2. program payments were accurately calculated and paid to eligible clients and approved providers;

  3. regulatory and policy requirements were complied with; and

  4. the quality assurance function provides an ongoing assessment of compliance requirements and identifies opportunities for improvement.

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: May 31, 2010
Organization: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Keywords:  Veterans Affairs Canada, VAC, Internal audit, Evaluation, Veterans Independence Program, VIP, Veterans
Federal

This evaluation of the Health Care Benefits and Services Program was conducted in accordance with Veterans Affairs Canada's (VAC) approved multi-year, risk-based Evaluation Plan 2012-2017. The Health Care Benefits and Services Program, commonly referred to as the Treatment Benefits Program, provides Veteran recipients with access to extended health care. There are 14 benefits and services groups comprising a wide range of offerings. An overview of the benefits and services can be found in Appendix A.

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 31, 2014
Organization: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Keywords:  Veterans Affairs Canada, VAC, Internal auditing, Evaluation, Veterans, Health Care Benefits and Services Program
Federal

In accordance with the Veterans Affairs Canada Evaluation Plan (2011-2016) approved by the Departmental Evaluation Committee, the Audit and Evaluation Division was tasked with conducting the evaluation of the Memorials and Cemetery/Grave Maintenance Program. The Memorials and Cemetery/Grave Maintenance Program preserves the memory of deceased Canadians who served their country during war and peace by maintaining symbols of remembrance in perpetuity. This includes responsibility for the 14 memorials to the First and Second World Wars in Europe, the graves of Canadian war dead all over the world, the graves of Veterans and some others buried at the expense of Canada located throughout the world, and two departmental Veterans’ cemeteries in Canada. Two unique memorials to those who died in service to Canada, the Books of Remembrance and the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM) are also maintained through this program.

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: Feb. 28, 2013
Organization: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Keywords:  Veterans Affairs Canada, VAC, Internal auditing, Evaluation, Memorials, Veterans
Federal

In accordance with the Veterans Affairs Canada Evaluation Plan (2011 -2016) approved by the Departmental Evaluation Committee, the Audit and Evaluation Division was tasked with conducting an evaluation of Salute! VAC's Client Newsletter. Salute! is a quarterly, bilingual newspaper produced by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) to provide Veterans and their families with information on departmental policies, programs and services.

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 31, 2011
Organization: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Keywords:  Veterans Affairs Canada, VAC, Internal auditing, Evaluation, Salute!, Veterans
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