Letter to MND: Understanding Retirement and Disability Benefits

9 October 2018


The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, PC, OMM, MSM, CD, MP
Minister of National Defence
National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Drive, 13th Floor, North Tower
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K2


Dear Minister Sajjan:

Please find enclosed a review of an issue raised by former members of the Canadian Armed Forces, based in Halifax, entitled Understanding Retirement and Disability Benefits.

The issue as outlined by the group speaks to their perceived unfairness of the financial support currently available to former members of the Canadian Armed Forces through the CFSA, the CPP and other benefits.  Of the six issues raised, we have not found any unfairness within the current framework, however there appears to be some unintended consequences that would be of concern to yourself and the Minister of Public Safety, Mr. Goodale with whom you may wish to share

This report is submitted to you pursuant to paragraph 38(1)(b) of the Ministerial Directives respecting the Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. 



Gary Walbourne

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