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  1. prairefire

    Reassessment of injuries under the Pension Act and NVC

    I am currently at a total of 85% for all claims. I have been reassessed for my back injury from a night parachute jump and have been  told that it will be going up. This injury falls under the Pension Act.  I have also been reassessed for my PTSD and have been told that it is going up. The PTSD...
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    Claim for Parkinson's Disease

    On January 30th 3018 I submitted a claim for Parkinson's Disease. VAC has told me that I have a very high thresh hold to overcome as it is generally treated by VAC as a disease of aging. Yet my Doctor firmly believes it is related to my service. I have attached a PDF of my supporting...
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    Bankruptcy and the CF Disability Pension, Disability Award and Danger Pay

    The two cases in Nova Scotia and a similar one in Manitoba(not yet published) are something that everyone on here should take note of and make sure it is widely known. If you have a disability pension, or a disability award, or are in receipt of danger pay and live in those two provinces they...
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    Pension Act vs NVA Lifetime Comparison

    It must be age that made me do this but I turned 58 yesterday and have survived a triple bypass surgery and post op infections that put me into septic shock and almost killed me..........So the last year has been interesting to say the least. I have attached a pdf of a spreadsheet that I...
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    Government Telephone Numbers

    Sometime ago someone posted the url\website information for Getting Govt of Canada Telephone Numbers. I recently upgraded my computer and lost the link. Don't know how but I did. I have been searching through the various boards but I just cannot find it. Could some one point me in the right...
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    How VAC Gets Clients Upset with Poorly Staffed Responses

    This exchange of correspondence through the My VAC account secure messaging is one more example of how DVA manages to irritate clients with their frequent  non-answers and obfuscation.  My request was rather simple needing only a yes or a no and I would have accepted what ever response they were...
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    Advocate Keith Neville ordered to stop work with veterans' appeals

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/advocate-keith-neville-ordered-to-stop-work-with-veterans-appeals-1.2899605 We can't be allowed to win our appeals..................... This is very disappointing and the government should be held to account on this.
  8. prairefire

    The Last Ambush - UK Study on PTSD

    MODS Please move if there is a better place for this. Reading some of the comments on this story Re: CFB Edmonton nurse charged with trafficking steroids was, for me, somewhat irksome and unsettling. The comments by Recceguy were well thought out and very much on point with respect to the...
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    Winnipeg Pension Advocate - Kurt Clyde Retiring May 13th

    From my observations there are many members that like the Bureau of Pension Advocates and some that don't. The Pension Advocate in Winnipeg, Mr. Kurt Clyde is retiring tomorrow. I have a lot of respect for him and since my first contact in 1990 and my last in 2013 he has been outstanding. Here...
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    Showing the Average Citizen the difference - NVC vs Pension Act

    It is my belief that the general public does not clearly grasp the real and actual difference between the New Veteran's Charter and the former Pension Act. The Department of Veteran's Affairs continues to confuse the issues with their spin on the facts and other so called New Program's that are...
  11. prairefire

    Sea Cadet on Class B - Are there records............

    In 1972 and 1973 I was in Sea Cadets and was on summer training at HMCS Quadra. Back then Sea Cadets were placed on OJT and were signed up as Primary Reserve on Class B service for the duration of the training/deployment. I am trying to commence a claim for injuries dating back to that time when...
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    Hearing Loss Appeal to VAB

    I am in the process of preparing a hearing loss appeal. I applied for a hearing loss claim and was denied because there was no discharge audiogram on my file even though 2 previous audiograms done 4 years apart but 6 years before my release show progressive hearing loss. I do not know where the...
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    Pressure on Post-Deployment for Reservist to Parade with Unit

    Mods please feel free to move this topic to a more appropriate forum if necessary. My nephew returned from Afghanistan  after a tour with the 2 PPCLI BG and decided to go on a leave on absence from his reserve unit for 1 year that will be up in the spring. He is not sure that he wishes to...
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