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  1. K

    VAC wait times

    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...
  2. K

    VAC wait times

    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.
  3. K

    VAC wait times

    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.
  4. K

    VAC wait times

    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.
  5. K

    Over 100%

    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.
  6. K

    VAC wait times

    How long after you get your initial assessment should you wait before asking for or having your final assessment done?
  7. K

    VAC wait times

    I have a file in Step 3 from May 2018, but it isn't a Departmental Review so I guess they have different timelines. It says 26 weeks average and I am around 80 weeks haha, what a system.
  8. K

    VAC wait times

    Anyone hear from VAC lately? What files are they working on? February of 2018?
  9. K

    VAC wait times

    Been awfully quiet in here, does this mean VAC beat us all down? My wife spoke to a friend who said they were working on files from February of 2018. That is something right?
  10. K

    VAC wait times

    Some stuff takes a while. I had another child and it took more than five months to have him added to my monthly pension payment.
  11. K

    VAC wait times

    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.
  12. K

    VAC wait times

    Apparently they are up to December of 2017, so your claim shouldn't be much longer.
  13. K

    VAC wait times

    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.
  14. K

    VAC wait times

    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.
  15. K

    VAC wait times

    "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity".
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