Rifleman62 said:My son in law (late 40's YOA) put in a claim last Oct for PTSD related to his first tour in Afghanistan. He received a Pension For Life letter yesterday for less than $300 @ 27%. Why PFL when this was his first claim and submitted prior to 31 Mar 19?
Rifleman62 said:VAC told him yesterday, in person, that no lump sums are awarded anymore and that the decision was made based on the new PFL. He is only going to live to 81 YOA! Annuity calculation of course.
Doesn't seem to me that this new PFL is anywhere near as "generous" as the old Act.
Fishbone Jones said:My total monthly payments went up $157. No idea what area was increased. When I see the same for three months running, I'll be semi satisfied it's real. :not-again:
On another note, I submitted two disability claims on 27 March 19, to ensure lump sum payments. Sent in electronically, so date stamped as that day. When they didn't appear in my list of applications, I went back and checked. VAC shows 04 Apr 19 as the date of reception and they just listed them yesterday showing an application date of 02 May 19. Both dates after the cutoff date.
Guess I'll wait a year or so and see how they want to pay them out, if they are even completed by then :. I'm sure application and delivery rules will have changed again by that point. Maybe a couple of times, with some new program names and qualifiers thrown in our way, for good measure.
For anyone interested, Blue Cross is dicking around. Again. Denying patients their full medical cannabis prescriptions and trying to force them back to 3 gram/ day. It appears they have some new paper shufflers that think they are better qualified than the patient's medical specialists at diagnosing medical and mental problems and determining what prescriptions best fit the individual.
Great work if you can get it, I guess.
upandatom said:You didnt happen to screenshot the submission? I thought there is a number associated.
Im just mind blown at the mess this has caused. I have three friends that have not been paid, I was lucky and did receive payment.
Did anyone get a ridiculous low payment? Not trying to get into your business, and understand privacy, however my Case Manager said that after their training they were looking at allowing people with less then X amount a month receive a lump sum payment.
Teager said:I bet VAC is looking at doing that. I've heard some predictions this would happen remember it's an election year so I'm sure the Liberals will be trying to throw a few bones out to make people happy. I wouldn't hold my breath on any changes until after the election even then it could be another year or so until any changes take effect.
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