You may qualify for up to $2,000 in financial support during an immediate (within the next 24-72 hours) financial distress situation. Here are a few examples of situations that could qualify: to assist with transportation costs to essential health services or place of employment during an emergency; to prevent eviction or foreclosure; to assist with necessary uninsured medical or dental services costs; to prevent disconnection of essential utilities like heat or hydro; to purchase groceries or other basic necessities; for other emergency needs not defined above.
Regular and Reserve Force serving members: a grant of up to $2,000.
Veterans: a grant of up to $500.
This also includes family members living in the same household.
Serving members: assistance is available through the local SISIP Financial Counsellor or the Support Our Troops contact in your area. Schedules A & B Part 1 and B Part 2 are required.
Veterans: assistance is available through Veterans Affairs Canada and/or the Legion.
You will be required to provide documentation demonstrating your need, such as copies of recent bills, invoices, or statements. If this documentation is not available, you may provide other information supporting your application such as an email or fax from the provider.