The Veterans Independence Program (VIP) helps you remain independent and self-sufficient in your home and your community. Depending on your circumstances and health needs you may qualify for financial assistance to obtain services such as grounds maintenance; housekeeping; personal care; access to nutrition; health and support services provided by a health professional.
VIP does not replace other federal, provincial or municipal programs, its role is to complement existing programs to help meet your needs.
Grounds Maintenance Services can include such things as:
- Snow Removal
- Lawn Mowing
Housekeeping Services can include such things as:
- Meal Preparation
- Errand Services
Depending on health need, Veterans may also qualify for financial assistance with one or more of the following services:
- Personal Care (e.g. assistance with personal needs such as bathing, dressing, and eating);
- Access to Nutrition (e.g. services such as Meals on Wheels or Wheels to Meals);
- Health and support services such as assessments, diagnostic services and personal care by a health professional;
- Ambulatory Health Care for travel to Health or Social Services outside the home;
- Transportation Services to help support your independence and your participation in social activities when your health condition makes travel difficult;
- Home Adaptations for making changes to your home to allow you to carry out everyday activities (does not include general renovations or repairs); and
- Intermediate Care Services when you need a greater level of nursing or personal assistance.