If yes, are you a veteran with a recognized disability resulting from active service in the military or the RCMP who receives coverage to treat that disability?
If yes, you are likely eligible for the medication benefits related to that disability provided through the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Health Benefits Program. For more information about coverage, please see the VAC website. For all other medication claims, please click here to learn more.
If no, but you are a low-income veteran who has no other medication coverage, you are likely eligible for the medication benefits provided through the VAC Veteran’s Independence Program (VIP). If you are a veteran who does not qualify for the VIP, please click here to learn more..
The VAC programs rely on a formulary that specifies which medicines are covered and under what circumstances. You can search the formulary to find out whether the medicine you need is covered and under what circumstances. In some cases, you may need a request form that is completed and submitted by your prescriber for approval before the medication would be covered. If the medicine you are prescribed is not on the formulary, you should work work your prescriber to complete and submit a written request that includes the specific medical reasons why you need this medication even though it is not listed. This request would then be reviewed, and a decision made about whether or not it would be covered for you. For more information about coverage, please see the VAC website.