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  1. blackberet17

    VAC in the News

    The form went from more than a dozen pages (I think it was 16 pages?) down to eight. It still has check boxes and comment boxes for doctors to add more information. And nothing is stopping doctors from providing a written report to add to their assessment of a patient, if they find the form...
  2. blackberet17

    VAC Return to Lifetime Pensions Discussion

    Define "EVERYONE". Your circumstances may be different from mine, so a monthly works for me. Or maybe it doesn't. That's not "EVERYONE". No tune has changed. As for the "Architect" comment, Fishbone Jones had some advice which might fit that bit.
  3. blackberet17

    VAC Return to Lifetime Pensions Discussion

    "A Veteran can choose to receive the [Pain and Suffering Compensation] as monthly payments for the remainder of his or her life, or to cash the monthly amount out for a lump sum payment." https://www.veterans.gc.ca/GCWeb/pdf/Factsheets/PSC-2017.pdf
  4. blackberet17

    VAC in the News

    I can share what I've heard from friends at the coal face. They are seeing progress, but it's a hard slog. When you fall behind in a hockey game, it's not easy to claw your way back into it when the other team keeps scoring. As for data, in terms of intake, there has been a marked increased in...
  5. blackberet17

    VAC in the News

    Hi folks, Apologies for the lengthy silence. FSA, the request to TB for a "top-up" is SOP. It's not that different from a unit allocating funds in its Op Plan per its allotment from higher, and then needing to go back to Bde/Div for more funds when it forecasts as shortfall in, ex., Cl A pay...
  6. blackberet17

    CAF Ombudsman on medical release and support transition to VAC

    Those studies form part of the basis for the VAC Entitlement Eligibility Guidelines (EEGs, available online), and are used in determining the service connection. The big thing to remember, though, is while a specific trade may be more susceptible to one condition than another trade (i.e...
  7. blackberet17

    My Vac Account Question

    I believe the service standard is within 5 business days.
  8. blackberet17

    Former le béret

    Les cordons sont pour serrés le béret sur la tête. Lorsque tu l'as serré à ton gout (sans couper la circulation!), fais un noeud double, et coupe ce qui reste à un demi pouce du noeud...comme ça, il te reste un peu si tu as besoin de le serrer de nouveau. Mais mets ce qui reste des cordons sous...
  9. blackberet17

    My Vac Account Question

    Nothing planned or promised by any government regarding MVA. This is an internal process, in an attempt to decrease wait times and increase accessibility to VAC in general. However, the program is still in its infancy, as it were. They are developing new tools and adding to what is available...
  10. blackberet17

    Higher than expected application?

    VAC is currently backlogged, in all areas regarding applications for disability benefits. Due to the workforce adjustments of the last three years under the Conservative government, VAC - and all government departments - lost a lot of experienced, qualified, and knowledgeable staff. This...
  11. blackberet17

    Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle - RG-31, LAV Coyote, and (partial) G-Wagon Replacement

    Heh heh heh heh heh. Haven't seen that in ages, thanks!
  12. blackberet17

    Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle - RG-31, LAV Coyote, and (partial) G-Wagon Replacement

    Shhhh! Workforce adjustment is like the Scottish play which shall not be named. Or that Rowling dude, Volde--
  13. blackberet17

    Retro Pay & Allow 1Apr 2014 - 1Apr 2017

    L'Agence du Revenue a conclut une attente avec le Trésorier, sur leur entente collective, avec les augmentations économiques suivantes : 1er novembre 2012 – 1,5% 1er novembre 2013 – 1.5% 1er novembre 2014 – 0.75% 1er novembre 2015 – 0.75% À noter que ces chiffres remontent à une convention...
  14. blackberet17

    My Vac Account Question

    The plan, down the road, is to be able to see/read/maybe download the VAC decision letter, as well as to have access to the same documents used by VAC to render a decision on your application.
  15. blackberet17

    Pay rates

    Monthly. Para 1 at http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/transition/rehabilitation/earnings-loss
  16. blackberet17

    Royal Canadian Air Force headed to mission in Africa ‘very soon’: top general

    Nice watch. Is it only the guys on the end who get wpns?
  17. blackberet17

    Royal Canadian Air Force headed to mission in Africa ‘very soon’: top general

    Time spent on recce is never time wasted. I appreciate the MND taking the time to personally (when was the last time such a thing happened??) hear from the political and military minds during his fact-finding mission. I also appreciate Sen Dallaire there - someone who has had to deal with the...
  18. blackberet17

    VAC Spending/Downsizing (merged)

    We had a district office, IIRC, on the ground floor of the Jean Canfield Building (when it opened). When it closed as per the previous government's intent, it was no more - clients were directed to the Service Canada office (in the same building). With the uproar following the closures, a small...
  19. blackberet17

    VAC Spending/Downsizing (merged)

    Et voilà: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-veterans-affairs-1.3698462
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