I have two people very close to me who are VAC employees. I will tell you what the problem is, and some people will be offended. Tough crap. There is a blizzard of BS applications that VAC has received because members and former members are blaming every single malady they have on the CF. These people see their buddies getting $100k cheques, and they want in too. The problem is that every single application, total BS or not, receives the same attention, until that application dies a natural, and time consuming death. That means the legitimate applications vie with spurious ones for the attention of VAC employees.
How do you, or they, decide legitimate applications opposed to spurious ones? When does an individual decide that they've finally had enough pain, lack of mobility or other physical and mental ailments? When does one decide to submit an application? When they just have a limp or when they can no longer walk?
There are ,'supposed' experts at VAC. There are a myriad of medical professionals who need to put their comments on VAC forms. If a person feels they have a legitimate claim, why shouldn't they apply for it.
Since when did you and your two VAC buddies get trained in the cut off between a real claim and suck it up, buttercup.
Do you understand the concept of a service organization? Their job is to serve, not second guess. If they are senior enough to be making those decisions, that's what they are being paid for and they should stop with the excuses.
There is also a higher than average amount of claims because we just spent 10+ years at war. Combat has a way of providing lots of little problems that a body wouldn't normally have to withstand.
I think, people should concern themselves with their actual jobs and quit trying to slough off their inadequacies on things that are none of their concern.
Otherwise, all you've done is provide grist to the mill. You've presented a problem and failed to provide a solution. Whining, criticism, whatever you want to call it, is all it is. Useless bitching to cover inadequacies.
That's MY opinion and if you're offended, tough crap.
You should always end with something like this, if you intend to convey that feeling of no GAFF. People will read to the end. Putting it first, as your priority and as you did, tells people to quit reading passed that point because you don't respect their opinion.
Basic Trolling 101