A program administered by Veterans Affairs Canada that assists eligible pensioned veterans to remain healthy and independent in their own homes or communities. The Veterans Independence Program (VIP) is not intended to replace other federal, provincial or municipal programs. It is combined with these other available services to best meet the needs of each client. The services veterans receive depend on their particular circumstances and health needs. VIP assists with the costs of certain services such as grass cutting or snow removal; housekeeping including help with laundry, cleaning and preparing meals; personal care services including assistance with bathing, dressing and eating; nutrition services such as meals on wheels; and health and support services provided by health professionals. Other services may also be covered including transportation, ambulatory health care, nursing home care and home adaptations.