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Post by down3y3 on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 13:03

I am completely new to this. But here goes..Looking for advice or direction with regards to SISIP LTD. I rec'd this benefit from 2011-2013 after being released (medical) in 2011. I never applied for the benefit to continue following the 24 month mark. Fast foward to today, and the same physical impairment for which I was released has worsened (degenerative). Is it too late to apply for the LTD benefit beyond the 24 months? Is there a process for this? I've contacted SISIP and am waiting for a response. Thought I might find some valuable info/advice here. Thanks!

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Re: SISIP benefit beyond 24 month period..

Post by Guest on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 14:00

down3y3 contact Dan Wallace of McInness Cooper law firm. He is handling this matter and can give you a straight answer for sure daniel.wallace@mcinnescooper.com

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Re: SISIP benefit beyond 24 month period..

Post by bigrex on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 15:16

Down, unfortunately, there is currently no mechanism for anyone, who was not already identified as a zero sum member of the SISIP lawsuit class, to be reinstated on SISIP LTD, once the 24 month period has elapsed. But, if you have been given a disability award from VAC, you should apply for the Rehabilitation program and then the Earnings Loss Benefit (ELB). This currently pays the same as SISIP would, but with some possible significant changes on the horizon.
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Post by teentitan on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 19:13

He's not asking about the law suit guys he's asking about extending his LTD as his injury has forced him to leave work.

Down if your SISIP LTD case was closed in 2013 then sorry you can't get back on LTD. There was a similar question on another thread and I contacted SISIP and the only way you can get back on LTD is if your LTD injury was extended past your initial 24 months.

You might want to contact your Case Manager at VAC. You might be able to apply for ELB under the NVC (ELB is the same as LTD)
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Re: SISIP benefit beyond 24 month period..

Post by mimsy on Sat 19 Dec 2015, 23:39

I am in this position now, except that my LTD ended less (barely!) than a year ago, so I have a couple of weeks to do an appeal. I've been receiving ELB from VAC, and my VAC CM suggested I appeal, since I am not ready for voc rehab. Personally, I think I am never going to be 'suitably and gainfully employed', and TPI should be considered.... we'll see...

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Post by bigrex on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 00:18

Mimsy, my suggestion to you is to submit your appeal for SISIP, and request a determination of TPI from VAC for EELB. There are no rules about exploring both avenues. TPI for VAC is probably easier to get than the SISIP extension, but why pin all your hope on just that.
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Post by mimsy on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 05:35

Thanks very much, bigrex. I wasn't sure if I should explore both at the same time, this really helps. Now if I could just sleep between 1 and 4 am.... Smile

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Post by johnny211 on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 09:27

mimsy and down3y3, welcome to the forum. Its great to have new faces. There is alot of experience on this forum in matters dealing with SISIP, and VAC issues. VVV...
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Re: SISIP benefit beyond 24 month period..

Post by 1993firebird on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 11:17

bigrex what is EELB?

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Post by BinRat on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 11:42

EELB = Extended Earnings Loss Benefit

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Post by 1993firebird on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 14:58

what is that , after 65 years old?

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Re: SISIP benefit beyond 24 month period..

Post by bigrex on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 21:57

No, ELB is considered a short term benefit for while you are enrolled in the Rehab program, but if they deem you TPI, the ELB is converted into EELB, which goes until 65
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Post by 1993firebird on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 07:43

so i am EELB even though it says I am ELB

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Post by bigrex on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 10:51

If you go to your VAC my account, under your financial benefits, it will say Extended Earnings Loss, and give you an expiry date on or close to your 65th birthday.
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Post by 1993firebird on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 12:39

seen it but I thought it said elb not eelb.

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