When they do not have sufficient information at hand to do a complete assessment on the extent of a PTSD claim but want to acknowledge that it exists, they award 10%. They then initiate a reassessment once you've 'stabilized' and award a final amount.
That is my understanding, but I am far from...
That does make a certain kind of sense. Serving members can access treatment (therapy, physio, prescriptions, etc.) through the MIR and are receiving a steady paycheque. Released members are dependant upon VAC recognition of their conditions before they will cover anything.
My only mental health claim took 30 months to get the 10% initial assessment approved and I am now on 12 months waiting for the final assessment. However, I don't expect that for another 18 months at least.
Sorry for your wait, but I think your coworker is the exception.
Those wait times don't surprise me, as long as they seem to be.
My file took 8 months to go from Stage 1 to Stage 2, who knows how long until it gets to Stage 3 and then they say 38 weeks on average, but I would be shocked if it was less than a year.
Get your doctor to write you a prescription for massage in terms of PTSD. Blue Cross will cover at least 15 massages per year as long as its attributable to one of your recognized conditions. Massage therapy as treatment for PTSD is common.
Well, I can only speak for myself but I have no problem waiting six weeks for payment once I know what they decide. After 60 weeks with absolutely no indication of if/when it will be resolved and what % it will be, six weeks doesn't seem so bad.
I would like to know how they calculate it because there is no way it is remotely accurate.
I have an initial claim that has been on Stage 3 for close to 60 weeks.
The wait time tool says the average is 20, sure VAC, sure.
It is possible that with the roll out of the PFL and all the changes that took place 1 Apr 19 as well as new software, etc. they had to stop working on everything in order to get training done.
I mean, clearly that is not ideal, but its a possibility.