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Re: VAC wait times
« Reply #400 on: November 23, 2019, 21:58:13 »
How long after you get your initial assessment should you wait before asking for or having your final assessment done?

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Re: VAC wait times
« Reply #401 on: November 24, 2019, 23:17:15 »
I just added another audiogram result to my submission file...I'm wondering if, at some point, they'll actually end up looking at it.

Hearing loss - specific frequency range - locus - left ear.  Trade required exposure on at least a monthly basis to testing of the ships' Hull Mounted SONAR, within 10 feet of the transmitter, doing power checks transmitting at 40-50kW within a 'very similar' frequency range...

I'm expecting the standard initial rejection, followed by resubmission.

Eventually, I'll probably get it.

As for the tinnitus...well, we'll have to see.

Timeline so far?  Submitted 6 months ago...not looked at yet.

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Re: VAC wait times
« Reply #402 on: December 02, 2019, 19:34:15 »
This week my Departmental Review for hearing, at level 3 since August 2018, was approved.  My original request was submitted a year before retirement in 2008. After 34 years of service, hearing changed from H1 to H3.  It was rejected due lack of evidence of hearing loss on audiograms.  A few years ago, an ENT specialist strongly encouraged me to appeal through the Bureau of Penson Advocates (BPA), as he was certain my hearing loss was attributable to military service (audiograms, two SDA deployments, and flying duties). New evidence included an audiogram just prior to retirement, and two audiograms two years ago, which indicated hearing loss caused by exposure to noise. I was approved for tinnitus prior to release in 2009. I do require hearing aids. I am most grateful for the invaluable advice and assistance of the BPA. Key to all of this was the advice of the BPA and staying patient!

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Re: VAC wait times
« Reply #403 on: December 11, 2019, 11:45:14 »
Just got a favorable reassessment today.

All paperwork was received early may 2019. If that helps anyone who wants to compare.


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Re: VAC wait times
« Reply #404 on: December 11, 2019, 15:26:40 »
Submitted “Disability Benefits” 18-Sep-19, was informed it’s at stage 3 yesterday. Website currently indicates average wait time for decision for this type of claim is 53wks.

Submitted “Pain & Suffering Comp.” on 14-Nov-19, status still “Application Received.” I’m guesstimating around 18mths total for this one if the above figure for wait time is any indication.

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Re: VAC wait times
« Reply #405 on: December 11, 2019, 18:23:12 »
Submitted “Disability Benefits” 18-Sep-19, was informed it’s at stage 3 yesterday. Website currently indicates average wait time for decision for this type of claim is 53wks.

Submitted “Pain & Suffering Comp.” on 14-Nov-19, status still “Application Received.” I’m guesstimating around 18mths total for this one if the above figure for wait time is any indication.
I got PSC claims I submitted in September that haven't even been looked at yet. With them working on May 2018 initial claims, my feb 2019 claim is at least another 6 months away from being complete.

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Re: VAC wait times
« Reply #406 on: December 11, 2019, 18:36:42 »
Just got a favorable reassessment today.

All paperwork was received early may 2019. If that helps anyone who wants to compare.

May 19? I'm still waiting on October 18.

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Re: VAC wait times
« Reply #407 on: December 11, 2019, 18:56:45 »
Stage 3: January 23, 2019, and to me dead simple.
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Re: VAC wait times
« Reply #408 on: December 12, 2019, 16:45:26 »
My APSC claim from 01 Apr 19 was yesterday kicked to "claim withdrawn" status all by itself. When I inquired about this I was told "oh we're moving between claim systems, your claim was moved to the new system to expedit it"...

I totally don't believe them.
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Re: VAC wait times
« Reply #409 on: December 13, 2019, 11:20:36 »
54 weeks today after Stage 3 is "achieved" and the Holidays are approaching.
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Re: VAC wait times
« Reply #410 on: December 13, 2019, 15:18:30 »
My APSC claim from 01 Apr 19 was yesterday kicked to "claim withdrawn" status all by itself. When I inquired about this I was told "oh we're moving between claim systems, your claim was moved to the new system to expedit it"...

I totally don't believe them.

Call again see what the reason is if they say the same thing then chances are it's correct.