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Post by Unknown Soldier on Wed 19 Jun 2019, 00:19

johnny211 wrote:Unknown Soldier- I had mine since last fall. It seems strange that those things would be excluded. For instance a Vet with severe ptsd/ anxiety issues always has memory problems. So cooking and leaving the stove or oven on to catch fire, is a problem. Managing money and social outings are always a prob for most with mental issues.
 I would say give it a go, and let them do there assessment. VVV
yes, this is what VAC is secretly doing, much like the initial medical forms that a veteran takes to a DR. to claim a PTSD disability, they have trimmed the forms from 16 pages to 8 and taken out all the mental impairment questions. Now it seems if a veteran already suffers from PTSD as well as other issues that put them over the 100% mark, they still do not qualify for an Attendance Allowance because the limitations caused by such a disability are now excluded.
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Post by johnny211 on Tue 18 Jun 2019, 22:25

Unknown Soldier- I had mine since last fall. It seems strange that those things would be excluded. For instance a Vet with severe ptsd/ anxiety issues always has memory problems. So cooking and leaving the stove or oven on to catch fire, is a problem. Managing money and social outings are always a prob for most with mental issues.
I would say give it a go, and let them do there assessment. VVV
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Post by Unknown Soldier on Tue 18 Jun 2019, 20:02

johnny211 wrote:Unknown Soldier - I have AA. DVA will send out a nurse who is contracted. She will do a complete physical and mental assessment. It consists of about 10 pages of ? They will ask you what you can and cannot do daily, in the house and outside. Things like cooking, getting in and out of bed, shower, how far you can walk, cleaning yourself, etc. It’s quite involved. But just be honest and straight with them.
  Then she will type the report for DVA. Only took a few wks to get a reply. As I think it’s not one everyone can get. Any other ? Just pm me..VVV
that’s what I thought, but according to the VAC site, modified mid Feb. in big bold black letters it now states “ In determining the Grade of AA, activities such as housekeeping, preparing meals, shopping/errands, laundry, grounds keeping, repair and maintenance, using transportation or driving, using the telephone, managing money and social or recreational activities, are not taken into consideration.“
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Post by johnny211 on Tue 18 Jun 2019, 19:11

Unknown Soldier - I have AA. DVA will send out a nurse who is contracted. She will do a complete physical and mental assessment. It consists of about 10 pages of ? They will ask you what you can and cannot do daily, in the house and outside. Things like cooking, getting in and out of bed, shower, how far you can walk, cleaning yourself, etc. It’s quite involved. But just be honest and straight with them.
Then she will type the report for DVA. Only took a few wks to get a reply. As I think it’s not one everyone can get. Any other ? Just pm me..VVV
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Post by Unknown Soldier on Tue 18 Jun 2019, 00:25

Nemo wrote:I applied for the Attendance Allowance about 3 weeks ago. I had a RN come do an assessment today. They have many pages to fill out. Will be asked about things you can do and can't do in certain areas. Will do a very quick cognitive test. Ask some mental health questions. The RNs are independant from VAC so they can't approve your allowance nor can they tell you if you will be approved nor at what level. So now I wait and see what VAC will decide.
l am confused by the qualifications for an AA. It mentions that a veteran must be “ totally disabled”, what if the person has 10 minor disabilities of 10% each that would equal 100% disabled yet, the injuries would not rate very ( if at all ) incapacitating on the chart of feeding, bathing etc. , the chart has 5 levels , what if you were only the lowest level in just one of the categories, would you still qualify, or is it even worth entertaining?
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Post by Nemo on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 02:22

I applied for the Attendance Allowance about 3 weeks ago. I had a RN come do an assessment today. They have many pages to fill out. Will be asked about things you can do and can't do in certain areas. Will do a very quick cognitive test. Ask some mental health questions. The RNs are independant from VAC so they can't approve your allowance nor can they tell you if you will be approved nor at what level. So now I wait and see what VAC will decide.
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Post by czerv on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 18:31

Nemo, I would do one online, then printed one send to their central office and sent one to your CM.
Let them figure it out where it goes.
They do not reply 'on time' to what you sent. Things disappear; sent one to CM (they seems to forget to forward it to appropriate 'office'. That is my experience with them. Send copies using all the available venues.
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Post by bigrex on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 18:04

I wish I could help, but my last CM approved me during my first home visit with her. I believe they have since stripped them of that power.
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Post by Nemo on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 17:53

I tried to do this online (attendance allowance request) but don't see that the system actually sent it. So where do I mail it to? So far, I have just seen a very simple one page form. Is that it?
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Post by Willie on Wed 28 Jun 2017, 02:22

Thank you Trooper appreciate your help. Take care

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Post by Guest on Tue 27 Jun 2017, 23:35

Willie wrote:Do I have to advise Manulife LTD that I am receiving Attendance Allowance? Thanks so much.


No, you do not need to inform Manulife or anyone for that matter.




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Post by Willie on Tue 27 Jun 2017, 21:59

Do I have to advise Manulife LTD that I am receiving Attendance Allowance? Thanks so much.

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Post by Willie on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 23:42

Thank you pinger. It will be a great help to us. Hope you are doing well ~ take care!

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Post by pinger on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 22:39

Willie, Great to hear you got approved for that Attendance Allowance.
Hopefully that will help your QOL in taking some burden off.
Thumbs up !
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Post by Willie on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 10:17

Thank you so much Trooper ~ I knew you would have the answers! Take care.

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