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I wish VAC didn't suck so much that we needed all theses programs. When I compare the benefits to the life changing disabilities they are minuscule. 260,000$(Last time I checked) for 100% disability sucks. Don't go on about the cost of living things they will give you now. VAC treats vets like someone on welfare and makes then beg for every scrap and everything takes months. Vets should really get mobilized somewhere.

I think you are starting to confuse the different programs/plans/policies in place for CF members.  You seem to be talking about SISIP above, completely removed from Veterans Affairs.  On the other hand, SISIP deducts what Veterans Affairs awards from their payments. 

Something has to be done about the policies and formulas that the Government and SISIP use to, and apply to, benefits awarded injured CF members.
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I would like to see "Presumptive Legislation" for certain military occupations. That is, it is presumed that certain health conditions are associated with certain military occupations.
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I would like to see "Presumptive Legislation" for certain military occupations. That is, it is presumed that certain health conditions are associated with certain military occupations.

Numerous studies have been done on military occupation as to health and work conditions.  For instance, Cooks are subjected to the worse work environment when it comes to noise pollution, while Armour Corps pers were subjected conditions that created lower back problems and compressed discs.  Most Cbt Arms were also subjected to hearing loss, but not to the scale as Cooks.  These studies have been do for every CF Trade and results documented. 

As to Federal Legislation; well that is a different story, and one that may help in victims claims through Veterans Affairs.
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Numerous studies have been done on military occupation as to health and work conditions.  <snip> These studies have been do for every CF Trade and results documented.

Out of curiosity, do they make these studies available to the general public? It would be interesting to read up on the health impact of certain trades, beyond the little snippets provided on the CF Recruiting website.

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Sorry to revive a dead thread here, but I searched for my answer and this was the closest thread I could find.  Lots of VAC / disability / pension threads, though.  Most of them are about the monthly vs lump sum.

My question is:

For those of you who have been applying for pensions in the last 5+ years, what sort of time frame were you looking at before a decision was reached and you seeing money for the first time? (Assuming it went in your favour).

I am curious at to whether or not there is now a massive back log of cases due to Afghanistan and it's taking longer, or if because of Afghanistan the wait time is shorter because there is more horsepower thrown at it and they are getting better and more efficient at it.

Could you please post the time frame you applied and how long it took?  Perhaps we can establish a tend.  Thanks a bunch.
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« Reply #180 on: June 30, 2012, 22:36:35 »
Happy Canada Day Weekend Folks!! Just here to help you get acquainted with Wounded Warriors.ca.

Wounded Warriors of Canada, an independent not-for-profit charity that supports Canadian service members and veterans who suffer from Mental injuries such as PTSD.

The Wounded Warriors of Canada works closely with Veterans Affairs Canada, the Department of National Defence and a variety of caregivers to bring care and healing for injuries to the minds of service members.

Wounded Warriors.ca fully recognizes the priority to treat Operational Stress Injuries, like that of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other OSIs. It is primarily a fundraising mechanism that contributes to existing support programs that tend to Mentally injured soldiers.

In just three years, Wounded Warriors.ca has raised more than $1,700,000! The health of the fund is a credit to the benevolence of Canadian citizens and corporations alike.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2431856118/

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I realize the date on the last post on this thread but has anyone heard if they were selected to attend this years WW Weekend in Chilliwack.? 

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I realize the date on the last post on this thread but has anyone heard if they were selected to attend this years WW Weekend in Chilliwack.?

The Weekend has been cancelled, this was posted by Blake Emmons, the founder.


It is with heavy heart that I regret to inform everyone that we were met with some challenges in Chilliwack that have proven to be insurmountable. I have spent the last two days teleconferencing with my Board of Directors. We took into consideration all potential avenues and have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel our Wounded Warriors Weekend event in Chilliwack. We carefully considered the integrity of all concerned when we made our decision and are deeply appreciative of all those who have supported our previous Wounded Warriors Weekends. Unfortunately, we were unable to raise sufficient funds this year to present our Wounded Warriors Weekend in the same manner as in previous years. Please stay connected with us as we will continue to press forward on a future event. Next years plans have already been made to return to Nipawin, the birthplace of Wounded Warriors Weekend.


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Thanks 48th Regulator, sadly this happened. Would you mind if I re-posted this on FB, there are a lot of people waiting to hear.?

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By all means,

Their Facebook group also posted it, so it could be easier to use that as well.

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