NCVA Update

Veterans Affairs backlog and wait times a "perfect storm"

October 14, 2020 – The National Council of Veteran Associations in Canada (NCVA) continues to call for dramatic and innovative steps to be taken by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) to address the current unacceptable backlog and turnaround times experienced with respect to veterans' disability claims.

As the Deputy Minister Walt Natynczyk stated before the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs earlier this year, we have indeed reached a "perfect storm" which has only been compounded by the onset of the COVID‑19 crisis. The following represents the core elements of NCVA's position in relation to this ongoing administrative crisis. Read more in The Hill Times.