Veterans Well-being Act
Marginal note:Assessment of needs
10 (1) The Minister shall, on approving an application made under section 8 or 9, assess the veteran’s medical, psycho-social and vocational rehabilitation needs. In the case of a veteran who has applied under section 9, if no rehabilitation needs are identified, the Minister shall assess the veteran’s vocational assistance needs.
Marginal note:Rehabilitation plan
(2) The Minister may develop and implement a rehabilitation plan to address the rehabilitation needs that are identified in the assessment.
(3) The only physical and mental health problems that may be addressed in the rehabilitation plan are
(a) in the case of a veteran who was released on medical grounds, the physical or mental health problem for which the veteran was released; or
(b) in any other case, a physical or a mental health problem resulting primarily from service in the Canadian Forces that is creating a barrier to re-establishment in civilian life.
Marginal note:Vocational assistance plan
(4) The Minister may develop and implement a vocational assistance plan to address the vocational assistance needs that are identified in the assessment.
Marginal note:Development of plan
(5) In developing a rehabilitation plan or a vocational assistance plan, the Minister shall
(a) have regard to any prescribed principles and factors; and
(b) be guided by current research in the fields of rehabilitation and vocational assistance.
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