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  1. Soldieratheart

    96 weeks for a decision

    I had one take 106 weeks get denied(appealed) that the Legion consider a slam dunk win last year. I have had two this year be done in two months approved, not a lot of rhyme or reason to the process. I do wish I had not waited to retirement to file. It was actually my nurse case manager that...
  2. Soldieratheart

    VAC wait times

    Your response to the member's question seemed to indicate to me that the benefit could not be withdrawn once given. I felt I read the policy incorrectly and you could provide some peace of mind that there would not be constant rechecks of the benefit. However, instead of that peace of mind or...
  3. Soldieratheart

    VAC games

    Yeah the government really hates to pay veterans. I have an eye condition that I am appealing for 10% which is rated at 60% on the American side. Our disability chart is absolutely stacked against us, then the payouts are lower to rub the salt in lol. Disability Rating Monthly Payment 10%...
  4. Soldieratheart

    VAC wait times

    I read the policy prior and again now, there seems to be a lot of wording early in the document that sure makes it seem alterable. Under cancellation, it seems more cut and dry but I strongly recommend confirming all details with a VAC expert on or prior to release. Government policy being...
  5. Soldieratheart

    VAC wait times

    I believe it is paperwork and/or a doctor's visit but hopefully, someone who has gone through the process can answer my first year as well. I used the wrong terminology when I said level 1, I am at the lowest for APS at $567 with a 70%ish rating. From what I have been told the higher levels...
  6. Soldieratheart

    VAC wait times

    The truth of the matter is when the government gutted the old veteran charter for the new one they moved the goalposts for injuries far to the right while also reducing the value of each claim, effectively gutting the charter twice. Link below to the current rating system so you can...
  7. Soldieratheart

    Advice on how to write a Mental Health claim to Vac?

    I would encourage others to reach out to the provintial Legion officers as well. I may have had a negative experience but I should have simply reached out to a seperate rep instead of writing them off based on one officers failings.
  8. Soldieratheart

    Advice on how to write a Mental Health claim to Vac?

    My Legion rep continually failed to get back to me for months when I asked for help so a little jaded against them. That said I was able to submit myself and the claim was approved insanely fast so VAC takes the mental health ones very seriously it seems. I would say they lowballed me a little...
  9. Soldieratheart

    VAC wait times

    The wait time tool is simply a public relations/media red herring it does not work. I had one recent injury claim take 2+ years at stage 3 denied(appealed) and a second for mental health take 5 weeks approved. Obviously claims are triaged as well. You do not want to be like me and wait till the...
  10. Soldieratheart

    Advice on how to write a Mental Health claim to Vac?

    This is a little personal but I am looking at a release for Depression after 26 years and I am at a loss of what I should say in the VAC form. I do have a diagnosis and feel I can link a lot these issues to chronic pain from service injuries but its hard to find a way to say that in addition to...
  11. Soldieratheart

    Basic Reconaissance Patrolman Course

    Your body gets used to whatever fitness routine you put it through. While having a base fitness level is awesome and an assett rucking and running is its own thing and you have to do it and do it a lot before this course. If you cannot complete a BFT like it was nothing this course will hurt...
  12. Soldieratheart

    Basic Reconaissance Patrolman Course

    Concur with above poster. 1) Be very physically fit. No complicated training needed do pushups, pull-ups and air-squats most days also go for a 5-10 KM run and/or Rucksack also most days months prior. In addition eat healthy nutritious food daily you can have desert but get good food into you as...
  13. Soldieratheart

    getting off course

    Saying "people like you" does not sound very helpful or welcoming more I am/was a crusty WO/CSM and want to belittle someone which is likely not your intention. Fair but blunt is a good thing. That said as a less crusty infantry NCO then logistics NCO of 27 years the truth is military life may...
  14. Soldieratheart

    VAC wait times

    It is sad that they get away with constantly telling the lie of 39 week average when the reality for many is 2 years +
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