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Post by Sapper Zodiak on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 21:36

I've had enough as well, but a small explanatory note regarding the adjustment of our monthly sisip amounts would have been nice. Hurry up and wait. Again.
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Re: Ref: the COLA for VAC & Sisip Ltd . has anyone on the CSAT spoken directly with the VAC Hotline & received a definitive answer for Jan.2015 increase for either one ?

Post by Guest on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 19:00

Sapper,

I am in the same situation as you - I have been told different outcomes - some say if you got a decline you will not get the cola retro -
on the other hand some say as you did, this last adjustment was only for Months of retro - not years.

The last time I inquired about it, I was told the further back your retro goes, the bigger the cola refund.

So like you I am confused, to be honest with you I hope my cola retro = $0.0000 - I don't ever want to deal with the CRA again.

And you know they will screw this up - and I have had enough of it.

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Post by Sapper Zodiak on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 18:01

My sisip also declined by $11 per month. But the way I see it is that I have been on sisip for 26 years now, and through those years the indexing has gone up, incorrectly, yearly. I was not in receipt of sisip since 1993 due to clawbacks, but the correction I got this year is just that. A correction of the amounts I should have been receiving versus last years amount. Any other amounts owing from prior years should come back to me. I still believe I should get something back from the cola refund due to the time I should have been collecting it. No?
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Post by Recon031 on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 16:08

Hey Radar , that's a great question , my monthly is also reduced by $ 79.55 ......... BUT ....due to the CRA """ ORDERING """ Manulife to " HOLD BACK " around 10 % roughly for taxes ........ I don't think it has anything to do with the Retroactive Rebate on the COLA , BUT ...... I might well be wrong also , so until a few of us receive the "" CAlculations "" on the retro COLA , I guess we'll just have to wait & see . & that's about the jist of it !!!

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Post by Guest on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 13:46

Wondering if those whose Sisip monthly amount decreased will we even get a refund cheque? I am in that category so I am not anticipating any COLA refund. If anyone has any thoughts I would sure like to hear them. Thank you.

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Post by Sapper Zodiak on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 11:28

39 million dollars....over 14,000 affected veterans...averages at $2785 ish. Same scenario as last time with no/misinformation. Why won't someone let us know what is happening here. We all guess and stew yet get no real info. This is cruel.

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Post by Supreme007 on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 00:54

Not a lot of refunds coming according to my sisip worker!

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Post by RobbieRoyal on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 19:33

Awe shut up Dave, LOL if it raining it aint time for training, good on ya brother, Amen and AIRBORNE you Fawking LEG lmao
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Re: Ref: the COLA for VAC & Sisip Ltd . has anyone on the CSAT spoken directly with the VAC Hotline & received a definitive answer for Jan.2015 increase for either one ?

Post by Recon031 on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 14:27

Hey Everyone .... just got off the phone with all the Pension Personnel , the increases for ... 2015 ... are as follows :

1.     VAC............. 1.80 %
2.     CPPD........... 1.80 %
3.     Sisip............. 1.75 % ..... has a " Mandatory CRA deduction of & between..... 10 to 20 % ......possibly !....starting in Jan .2015 ....FYI guys & girls .
4.     CFSA........... 1.70 %


................And as a BONUS INTEL .......drum roll .......Retro on COLA ...........Calculations will be done between now & June 2015 , Cases are @ Random !
the """  Files  """  calculated will then be  " Sent over to McInnis Cooper from Manulife, If there is a " REFUND " , a cheque will then be drawn up & " SENT TO YOU " along with any additional paper calculations for you to file for income tax purposes............... good luck !!!


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Post by Rifleman on Fri 19 Dec 2014, 20:21

Thanks for the info . Same here Sparrow

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Post by Guest on Fri 19 Dec 2014, 17:14

Not real big - not real small - not even in the middle, but we will take it.......thanks guys.

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Post by Guest on Fri 19 Dec 2014, 16:08

Thanks Recon.
Is it just my computer or is the Csat clock way off for the  time a post is made ?? Example, this post shows 21:08 hrs.

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Post by Recon031 on Fri 19 Dec 2014, 12:24

Hey all ....... I just got off the phone with an op. at VAC .

The .... VAC / COLA increase  to your monthly payment , under the ol' PENSION ACT prior to 2006 is  1.8 % for 2015 
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Post by Guest on Fri 19 Dec 2014, 09:28

I talked to sisip and they said that increase or decrease that people saw a couple of months ago was the amount monthly for the cola settlement. The retro if any of cola will be paid by cheque starting in Jan but if you saw a decrease you may not get anything. But you can always call the sisip Halifax office and they can tell you this

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