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kalobis

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

NavyShooter

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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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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!
 

gryphonv

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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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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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BeyondTheNow said:
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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gryphonv said:
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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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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54 weeks today after Stage 3 is "achieved" and the Holidays are approaching.
 

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Kokanee said:
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.
 

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Question for those who have received their lump sum. Did it show up in “payment history” on “my vac” account before showing up in your bank account? I.e to let you know it was coming?
 

gryphonv

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Just curious what peoples wait times for lump sum payments. I had one 3 years ago and took like 48hrs. Hearing now they can take up to 6 weeks.
 

meni0n

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gryphonv said:
Just curious what peoples wait times for lump sum payments. I had one 3 years ago and took like 48hrs. Hearing now they can take up to 6 weeks.

Mine took 7 weeks..
 

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

My application went to Suspended by itself and I had to start over again. It is currently at Step 3 and has been for 59 weeks. Initially I submitted my claim in 2016 so I have been waiting for a decision for over 3 years. I have called and talked to multiple people and still no answer on why it was Suspended.
 

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Firebird said:
My Departmental Review went to Step 3 Feb 2019 so May 19 is pretty good. Congrats

Yeah I think I got really lucky, and fact it was favorable even more so.

 
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