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  1. bdcasey916

    VAC wait times

    Oh I totally agree. I always do my best to give the benefit of the doubt. I had called last week as well (more concerned about my ETB payment for school) and I casually asked about it. The lady was great and said its right around 6 weeks for the deposit, she has seen some faster and some slower...
  2. bdcasey916

    VAC wait times

    I would call them and ask. I called today and aside from the guy getting irritated that I called to ask him about my lump sum, he very politely  ::) told me that it would not be processed until the 6th week as described in the paperwork. When I attempted to ask him another question, he said...
  3. bdcasey916

    VAC wait times

    I agree, it does not make sense for the wait times. I was notified of my award decision on Oct 18, which I figured out was favourable. Called immediately and asked for the lump sum forms. Got the forms on Oct 28 and sent them back within an hour. Now I am at one week plus a day waiting for the...
  4. bdcasey916

    VAC wait times

    Congrats, Mine was completed 10 days ago and it was submitted in February. If you log onto MyVAC account and look at your payments section, look to see if there is an increase or a new line entered and that will let you know if it was favourable or not. That was what happened with me, I got an...
  5. bdcasey916

    VAC and Tinnitus

    Based on the timelines you have put up, mine should be close to being complete soon as well. I went to Step 3 about 10 days after yours did. Glad you got it favourable. Your default payment is PSC monthly, you have to call VAC and request the lump sum forms. Based on what I see on some Facebook...
  6. bdcasey916

    VAC Education and Training Benefit (ETB) [Merged]

    Mediman, Yes my degree is completely online, I found when I was searching for what I wanted to do, that there are only a few schools in Canada that offer Emergency Management and Disaster Planning as a degree program and they offer both 100% in-class and 100% online options.  I was surprised...
  7. bdcasey916

    VAC Education and Training Benefit (ETB) [Merged]

    Heres what I can tell you about ETB from what I know as I am headed into the paperwork for my second payment of term 2.  I am working full time, but I am on a rotating shift schedule so it gives me a little bit more flexibility of doing the program (online). They give you the amount for your...
  8. bdcasey916

    VAC and Tinnitus

    I've been at step 2 for about 11 weeks now.  The call center basically tells me to take a number and get in line.  Typical VAC
  9. bdcasey916

    WTB: cp gear pouches and chest rig

    Hey Rawfootage, I'm fairly confident I still have my rig and pouches from my last deployment.  I am working for the next few days, but I can dig around my storage room and see if I can find it if you are still interested
  10. bdcasey916

    VAC Return to Lifetime Pensions Discussion

    Makes total sense.  After I did my last post I looked at the news article posted above me.  The minister does make the statement that 'both' PSC and APSC have the potential to be paid as a lump sum.  However, when you read VAC's infographics and read through Bill C-74, it only makes reference to...
  11. bdcasey916

    VAC Return to Lifetime Pensions Discussion

    Where are you seeing the reference material for the APSC being a lump sum? The info sheet on their website states that it is payable monthly over a lifetime.  There must be something in the bill that I can't find.  Thanks!
  12. bdcasey916

    VAC Return to Lifetime Pensions Discussion

    Dunlop303, where in the fine print did you see that? Just to have a look at the reference?
  13. bdcasey916

    The disability award "top up".....not until 2017?

    Patience is indeed a virture.  I still have not even received my letter and when I was speaking with them on Thursday afternoon, the woman on the phone eluded to the fact that I had been forgotten about as there was nothing even done in their system yet
  14. bdcasey916

    The disability award "top up".....not until 2017?

    I was doing a little 'light' reading of bill C-15 which is the bill to implement the measures of the last years budget, which our top-up falls under. There is a section I have found that will provide clarity on one aspect that no one seems to be sure. I have included the entire portion of the...
  15. bdcasey916

    The disability award "top up".....not until 2017?

    So just because VAC isn't consistent with anything, they are saying its expected by end of April with my response from them, however their could be times when it will take longer. I love how they don't have any consistency with anything Dear Mr. XXXXX, Thank you for using My VAC Account and...
  16. bdcasey916

    Vac claim. Questions

    BinRat, you are smart! I never even thought to go to the VAC office and do that!
  17. bdcasey916

    Pension Transfer Value / Lump Sum Pymt [Merged]

    OH and BinRat, sorry I didn't see the second part of your question about LTD.  I called my SISIP counsellor on my release date to keep him informed and he emailed me back a week later saying SISIP had received the required official notification from NDHQ of my release and that I should have my...
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    Pension Transfer Value / Lump Sum Pymt [Merged]

    So I had been speaking with the pension office two weeks ago on Thursday (released on 14 March). They advised me to call back this Thursday, but the woman I was speaking with told me that mine had already been processed and was waiting for second signature.  She said they were already working on...
  19. bdcasey916

    Pension Act vs NVA Lifetime Comparison

    According to this site, cp24.com, it is indeed retro to 2006.  http://www.cp24.com/mobile/news/winners-and-losers-from-first-federal-liberal-budget-1.2828122
  20. bdcasey916

    Selling CTOMS 2nd Line Med Bag

    Good afternoon everyone, I am looking to sell my CTOMS 2nd Line Med Bag.  It served me well both overseas and here at home on med coverage taskings.  I am releasing soon and no longer have a requirement for a tactical med bag.  I bought this bag new before my deployment and it cost approx $900...
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