Disability Tax Credit (DTC), CETP FAQs and FHP Minutes

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Program of Choice – Audio Program (All Provinces)

November 2023

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) wish to advise you of updates to an existing benefit under Program of Choice (POC) 03 – Audio Program effective January 1, 2024.

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Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Update

  • Implementation of Price Updates for Select MS&E Items

Unit Prices for select items in Audiology equipment and supplies have been adjusted. Please note that prices apply to items where the date of service is on or after the price implementation date.

  • Revised MS&E Claims Submission KitThe following sections of the MS&E Claims Submission Kit have been revised:
    • Section 4.3 – Clients Not Eligible For The NIHB Program
    • Section 5 – General Claims Submission Procedures
    • Section 5.1.6 – Rental Claim Submissions
  • Changes to MS&E Price Files

All changes to MS&E Price Files on the Express Scripts Canada NIHB Provider and Client website will be captured in BOLD. These highlighted changes will remain in effect until the next quarterly publication of the MS&E Newsletter.

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Veterans Affairs Canada (Vac) Canadian Armed Forces (Caf) Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Rcmp) Audio Services Update

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) wish to advise you of a change for Program of Choice (POC) 03 – Audio Services, effective November 1st, 2023.

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VAC Healthshare
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has created a new digital portal for audiology clinics to submit documents to VAC on behalf of your Veteran patients.

VAC worked closely with audiologists and clinic administrators, like yourself, across Canada in the development of this tool who helped  to guide the work to ensure a tool that is secure, efficient, and desirable for those who use it.Who can you submit on behalf of?

  • Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members or Veterans.
  • Current or former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

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What is the Disability Tax Credit (DTC)?

As we approach the 2022 tax season, CAA is pleased to present updated versions of our Audiology Disability Tax Credit (DTC) Tip Sheet.

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. An individual may claim the disability amount once they are eligible for the DTC. This amount includes a supplement for persons under 18 years of age at the end of the year.

This Tip Sheet should serve as a support document, and audiologists should use the information at their own discretion.  CAA Members read more.

Canadian Entry to Practice Exam (CETP) FAQs


Click link for information related to the CET Exam, . CAA Members read more.

Federal Healthcare Partnership Meeting Minutes

The Federal Healthcare Partnership meeting takes place twice a year. Posted are the questions from our membership and the answers from the Federal Health Providers.

The Federal Healthcare Partnership is comprised of CAA and SAC together with federal third party funding agencies Veterans Affairs Canada, Blue Cross Medavie, the Department of National Defence, the RCMP and the Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit program at Indigenous Services Canada

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