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Post by Bruce72 on Tue 22 Jan 2019, 15:37

Gunner8 wrote:I just talked to me CM, she told me that it looks like I got a favourable decision up 9%. She said thereís no decision letter there yet, but it looks like favourable. She said i Should expect a letter in a week or so. I hope sheís right. Iím currently at 24 weeks for reassessment from step 3.

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Post by Gunner8 on Tue 22 Jan 2019, 14:37

I just talked to me CM, she told me that it looks like I got a favourable decision up 9%. She said thereís no decision letter there yet, but it looks like favourable. She said i Should expect a letter in a week or so. I hope sheís right. Iím currently at 24 weeks for reassessment from step 3.

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Post by Sleeping Dog on Sat 19 Jan 2019, 18:11

bulldozer wrote:the last time i had a reassessment for ptsd and my knee was in 2002 on the old disability pension †and received 65% and no reassessment since then thats 17 years ago and had no news
from my cm or anybody from vac or other ex military and was kind of screwed up ,the only contact with vets was on this site and just recently last November 2018 realized what i was missing out like elb,dec,cia,cias,vip services all aprouved thanks to all the helpful people †on this site,thanks again guys!
I was similar I was assessed a few years after you, then I went off the grid for over a decade and emerged to find out I was entitled to this and that, now Iím playing catch up. But Iím not kidding , Iíve learned nothing from CMs all my benefits were discovered reading threads here

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Post by bulldozer on Sat 19 Jan 2019, 15:51

the last time i had a reassessment for ptsd and my knee was in 2002 on the old disability pension and received 65% and no reassessment since then thats 17 years ago and had no news
from my cm or anybody from vac or other ex military and was kind of screwed up ,the only contact with vets was on this site and just recently last November 2018 realized what i was missing out like elb,dec,cia,cias,vip services all aprouved thanks to all the helpful people on this site,thanks again guys!
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Post by Bruce72 on Sat 19 Jan 2019, 09:16

Sleeping dog,

I can't remember how many weeks in each instance, but the last reassessment adjudication took approximately 36 weeks if I remember correctly.

None of those reassessments was initiated by the BPA. I simply asked VAC to reassess me with the new information I had to back up my claim.

I did encounter push back from my CM at the time I requested the assessments that were a year apart, but after arguing with her about it a few times she relented. Ultimately my claim was successful.
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Post by Sleeping Dog on Sat 19 Jan 2019, 07:53

Bruce72 wrote:
Sleeping Dog wrote:
bulldozer wrote:49 weeks in stage 3 for ptsd and knee ,how do you like them apples!
is that a first time application for ptsd or a reassessment, ? If youíre already receiving something for ptsd and they do a reassessment after 2 years, it falls under a departmental review not a first time application, either way 49 weeks is basically a year , thatís B.S.!

I've had 4 reassessments for PTSD since 2008. Two of those reassessments were 1 year apart. None were a departmental review and all had a positive outcome.

Veterans can request a reassessment every two years or sooner in some cases if the veteran can provide new information to support their claim and if they feel their condition/s have worsened.
do you know how many weeks you waited from reassessment to positive outcome? In my case BPA felt my % was off so they resubmitted the claim. On the my vac account they are calling it a " departmental review " not a reassessment, either way I'm waiting at twice the posted average, but life goes on

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Post by Bruce72 on Sat 19 Jan 2019, 03:30

Sleeping Dog wrote:
bulldozer wrote:49 weeks in stage 3 for ptsd and knee ,how do you like them apples!
is that a first time application for ptsd or a reassessment, ? If youíre already receiving something for ptsd and they do a reassessment after 2 years, it falls under a departmental review not a first time application, either way 49 weeks is basically a year , thatís B.S.!

I've had 4 reassessments for PTSD since 2008. Two of those reassessments were 1 year apart. None were a departmental review and all had a positive outcome.

Veterans can request a reassessment every two years or sooner in some cases if the veteran can provide new information to support their claim and if they feel their condition/s have worsened.


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Post by Sleeping Dog on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 21:23

bulldozer wrote:49 weeks in stage 3 for ptsd and knee ,how do you like them apples!
is that a first time application for ptsd or a reassessment, ? If youíre already receiving something for ptsd and they do a reassessment after 2 years, it falls under a departmental review not a first time application, either way 49 weeks is basically a year , thatís B.S.!

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Post by bulldozer on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 21:04

49 weeks in stage 3 for ptsd and knee ,how do you like them apples!
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Post by Gunner8 on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 19:42

Sleeping Dog, Iím not sure how they do these claims. It seems like some people get thereís completed way faster than others. It makes no sense. No consistency at all. Itís ridiculous. Iím almost 24 weeks now at step 3.

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Post by Gunner8 on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 19:40

Sorry to hear that Xmedic. Best of luck in your appeal.
Did u submit your application in May, or was it on step 3 in May?

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Post by XMedic on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 17:16

I just received my ptsd reassessment that was submitted May 13, 2018. I'm disappointed with the result so now I have to take it to VRAB which will likely mean another year of waiting.

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Post by Sleeping Dog on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 14:56

Gunner8 wrote:Whatís BPA?
I donít think it means much, I hope it does. But never knows with VAC. They tell me something different everytime. Some analysts are better than others. Nothing is consistent with them it seems. Some claims take a few months, some way more. I had a reassessment for tinnitus earlier this year and it took about two months. My hearing took about 3 I think it was after step 3.
So Iím not sure why the PTSD one is taking longer. Maybe itís more detailed or what not. Either way I hope I hear back soon.
Good luck with yours as well. You should give them a call, if doesnít hurt to check in every once in a while just to make sure thereís no paperwork issues.

Gunner
thatís the most frustrating part for veterans especially those with mental issues, we fill the void of the unknown with negativity, funny how close we are in terms of expectations and yet no further ahead, I have a Tinnitus claim ( average wait time is supposed to be 17 weeks according to the wait time tool) - Iím step 3 double that amount in weeks waiting, l have a hearing claim ( average wait time 13 weeks), Iím at step 3 plus three times that in weeks waiting...l have a departmental review in for ptsd ( average wait time 13 weeks ) , Iíve been at step 3 for 26 so far,l try not to dwell on it, but I do keep track,

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Post by Gunner8 on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 14:28

Anyone get a decision on the ptsd reassessments yet? Ford guy? Artiesimm?

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Post by Guest on Tue 27 Nov 2018, 20:46

Gunner8 wrote:Whatís BPA?
I donít think it means much, I hope it does. But never knows with VAC. They tell me something different everytime. Some analysts are better than others. Nothing is consistent with them it seems. Some claims take a few months, some way more. I had a reassessment for tinnitus earlier this year and it took about two months. My hearing took about 3 I think it was after step 3.
So Iím not sure why the PTSD one is taking longer. Maybe itís more detailed or what not. Either way I hope I hear back soon.
Good luck with yours as well. You should give them a call, if doesnít hurt to check in every once in a while just to make sure thereís no paperwork issues.

Gunner
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