Veterans Affairs Canada – Aids for Daily Living and Special Equipment


Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC) is a federal department dedicated to the assistance of veterans. They provide emotional support, financial assistance, advocacy, education, and more. Under its 14 programs of choice (POC), veterans with mobility issues can apply for POC 1: Aids for Daily Living or POC 13: Special Equipment.

POC 1: Aids for Daily Living covers mobility and self-help equipment. This includes wheelchairs or walking aids, bathroom aids, aids that assist with getting dressed, aids for preparing food, and aids for living safely in your home.

POC 13: Special Equipment provides coverage for special equipment as prescribed by a VAC-approved health professional. This could include wheelchairs, walkers, power mobility devices, transfer/lift devices, hospital equipment, ergonomic equipment, and more.

For more information or to see if you are eligible, find and contact your local VAC office.