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VAC Benefit Question - purchase ATV ?
« on: Yesterday at 10:25:17 »
During my transition interview last August with VAC case manager, many things were talked about and discussed.  One of the things that was brought to my attention by the VAC case manager was that I may be able to demonstrate to VAC a need for certain benefits.   One of the things the case manager said to me, was that due to injuries and awarded disability claims, I may be eligible to ask for and receive a 4 wheeler/atv paid for by VAC, to assist with some of the recreational activities that I am no longer able to take part in due to the nature of my injuries sustained while serving.  Can anyone explain this better and more detailed to me?  How and what is this benefit, & how does one go about requesting or applying for it?  I don't believe this falls under the VIP benefit, so I'm very confused.  Has anyone been through this themselves that can shed clear light on what precisely this is and how it works?   Thank you kindly.

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Re: VAC Benefit Question - purchase ATV ?
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 10:55:28 »
As far as I know no such benefit actually exists  under VAC. Your case manager may have been talking about other organizations like Soldier On that can help assist you with outdoor rec activities. I still doubt any organization would provide an ATV.

Your best bet is to get in touch with your case manager and ask about it and also ask for the policy because I would be interested in seeing it.

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Re: VAC Benefit Question - purchase ATV ?
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 11:39:16 »
The VIP will give you a twice yearly payment to use for the services/expenses deemed necessary.  What you actually do with that money (i.e. buy an ATV with a plow attachment for snow removal) is up to you.
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Re: VAC Benefit Question - purchase ATV ?
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 11:52:16 »
Yes, unsure what she was explaining to me, bit no mistakes made....she did in fact say it to me.  I even had to check with my wife and confirm what I had heard.   Confirmed.    I will be speaking with the VAC case manager again soon, & will follow up for sure.   Seems like a nice touch if offered and available.   Would greatly assist me in rec activities which I currently cannot partake in.

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Re: VAC Benefit Question - purchase ATV ?
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 11:59:06 »
...a 4 wheeler/atv ...to assist with some of the recreational activities
...(i.e. buy an ATV with a plow attachment for snow removal)

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Re: VAC Benefit Question - purchase ATV ?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 12:23:21 »
You must be a hoot on Regimental sports day.   ;D

Was tasked to organize one many years ago and used this approach to "recreation".  Never got tasked again.   ;)
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Re: VAC Benefit Question - purchase ATV ?
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 12:23:55 »


You must be a hoot on Regimental sports day.   ;D

Not entirely sure I understand what you're implying.   

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Re: VAC Benefit Question - purchase ATV ?
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 12:27:47 »
Not entirely sure I understand what you're implying.
Well, " ;D " suggests that the post isn't serious.

And I don't know of a lot of people who would consider "snow removal" to be a recreational activity (except maybe Mel Lastman, who had us shovelling out Toronto bus stops even though the buses weren't yet running because the roads were still snow-filled).
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Re: VAC Benefit Question - purchase ATV ?
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 12:43:12 »
Not entirely sure I understand what you're implying.

Pretty sure Journeyman was referring to me and my organizational skills for Regimental sports days.
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