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  1. prairefire

    Claim for Parkinson's Disease

    I have PTSD at 45%. While there are other contributing environmental factors VRAB decision is linked to my PTSD. There are several recent studies that show that prolonged Stress(PTSD) is a significant contributing factor to Parkinson's. In fact it was the psychiatrist at the OSI clinic that...
  2. prairefire

    Claim for Parkinson's Disease

    Today I received notice that VRAB has granted me 4/5ths entitlement for Parkinson's consequential to other pensioned disability!!!!!:salute: It has been a long road to get here. Yet the VRAB hearing was July 21st 2021. 3 weeks ago. I am grateful for the decision and the speed with which it...
  3. 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...
  4. prairefire

    Claim for Parkinson's Disease

    While I get where you are coming from there are a large number of reasons that this is service related. Parkinson's is rarely genetic and many  medical papers have established a clear link to environmental factors that can Play a significant role in its outset. The US DVA has forecast ed...
  5. prairefire

    Claim for Parkinson's Disease

    The application was denied. The review also. In both cases the internal VAC medical consult either did not address the medical evidence presented or used information that is not current. Now on to VRAB in April methinks. The document that I have attached should be of interest to anyone  who...
  6. prairefire

    Claim for Parkinson's Disease

    Sttill in departmental review PM inbound with my cell for you go call me if you wish
  7. prairefire

    DEC and CIA

    I was approved for CIA in January. In February my case manager scheduled me for DEC assessment and Last week it was approved. My CM told me to apply for CIA supplement which I did. With all the changes on April 1 what is likely to happen? I was told my CIA level may go to 2 but the supplement...
  8. prairefire

    VAC Return to Lifetime Pensions Discussion

    This may seem like a silly question but is the PFL and Pain  and Suffering Compensation the same thing or 2 different benefits?
  9. prairefire

    Claim for Parkinson's Disease

    I am not sure if you are being flippant or sarcastic or if my self interest in pursuing this claim is clouding my thoughts. But let me give you some perspective. After reading endless studies and reports on Parkinson's disease and the approaches to PD by the Veteran's Affairs offices in UK, US...
  10. prairefire

    Claim for Parkinson's Disease

    As expected my claim was denied and I am just finishing the submission for a departmental review. During my research for the review I can across this article in the Neurology Today: June 2005 - Volume 5 - Issue 6 > MILITARY DEPLOYMENT MAY RAISE RISK OF PARKINSON DISEASE It can be found at...
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    Claim for Parkinson's Disease

    Update: Submitted the application on Jan 30th 2018. Took about 10 days to process and be entered in the system at Matan QC, One or two days later the Department Red Zoned the application with I believe a due date sometime the week of March 7th or 8th My case manager advised me that normally Red...
  12. prairefire

    VAC Return to Lifetime Pensions Discussion

    Attached is my calculation of what the new pension for life looks like. It is based on the VAC infographic at http://www.veterans.gc.ca/GCWeb/pdf/Retro/PFL-infographic.pdf The devil will be in the regulations however based o their example, if it does not change the amount will bring us about...
  13. prairefire

    Claim for Parkinson's Disease

    Some further info:  The document is 40 pages long and includes abstracts from several medical research papers. There are additional links to references and supporting documentation. In total there are several hundred pages of peer reviewed science in support of my position available through the...
  14. prairefire

    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...
  15. prairefire

    "Career Impact Allowance (CIA), Disability Award increase" as of 1 Apr 2017

    Does anyone know how long the approval/adjudication process is for the CIA/PIA? I have asked VAC for a clear answer but I keep getting the standard reply that is not really an answer. My application has been at Stage 3 since February.
  16. prairefire

    VAC Return to Lifetime Pensions Discussion

    October 6th has come and gone and I was left with the impression from earlier comments in this thread that there was likely to be some sort of either stupendously horrible announcement or wondrous achievement. Especially with some individuals comments calling for a protest........... So after...
  17. prairefire

    VAC Return to Lifetime Pensions Discussion

    I am starting to have difficulty separating the actual issues from the personalities involved. Admittedly my perspective is limited. I left the CF in 1989 and I am what is best called a hybrid as I receive a 20% pension and have received a 65% award. I would prefer to have received just pension...
  18. prairefire

    Class Action Suit against NVC & "Govt has no obligation to soldiers"

    Sorry about the formatting of my last post. I am not sure how to fix it and would appreciate if one of the mods could fix it for me. Thanks
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    Class Action Suit against NVC & "Govt has no obligation to soldiers"

    I find it curious that the government would bring all recipients of Disability Awards from 2006 to current up to the same 2017 fiscal year adjusted dollar value. I am suspicious that there may be another agenda at play and not simple good will or generosity to veteran's. In a previous post I ran...
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    Marriage Breakdown - pension split

    I think that you are in receipt of a a VAC pension, not an award. It is very important that you make the distinction. They are not the same in law. Secondly it is up to you to make your family lawyer fully aware of the details within the Pension Act. While you were married and if you had...
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