New Benefits surfacing before Election ....... Will they be " Written into Legislation " & When ? The " DETAILS OF EACH " will be of Great INterest to say the least !

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Post by 1993firebird on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 12:56

redfisher , what are you referring to about the $5,000 for spouses as my wife stopped working and now takes care of me with respect to laundry , cooking , dishes , cleaning , etc but no personal stuff such as bathing , dressing , etc?

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Post by Trooper on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 13:45

I agree these changes will be in place before the election.

One point to consider here with all these new announcements coming at a high rate of speed, these changes are coming from the current government via our MVA, the MVA is looking at the  parliamentary review of the New Veterans Charter, and addressing issues brought forward by this review.
So I think it would be fair to say that these changes, and future announcements will be geared towards the NVC.
We may  think that some of the changes are not adequate to fully satisfy us, which is fine, but what I do think is that changes were needed, changes were brought forward, and now we have a Minister who is acting in a lightning speed to address, and act upon what was asked for by those who requested change.
So these steps as of late, shows room for optimism going forward, I think that if this type of mindset by our government - MVA continues, we should have little problems asking the MVA to take a second look at some of the changes that are brought forward, to at least look, and or listen to any concerns we may have with some of the changes, to allow for perhaps improved amendments to one or more of the changes brought in, for future consideration,of amending.
This can be done now as they are being written - or down the road.
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Post by Dannypaj on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 13:59

On point trooper. Wait and see I guess! it is moving pretty quickly! and out of all of these announcements only good news as of now (the people of Canada respect their Veterans) these announcements is a sure sign, but as of now I sit and wait and thankful for a forum to keep up to date with all that is happening for Canadian Veterans.
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Post by pinger on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 15:57

6608, your right in that some of these enhancements don't have to wait. e.g. pia would just be a minor internal tweak. And the mva did quote April the 1st.... no aprils fools. pinger.
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Post by teentitan on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 16:02

I am trying to get some intel on what has to go into a bill and what is admin procedure's and when is the admin going to be done.

Might take a few days but will post as soon as I get it.
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Post by Trooper on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 16:29

Just saw the announcement from Mr. O'Toole on CTV, he mention Veterans Voice saying that he is engaged and listening to online support groups and Veterans Voice was named by the MVA.

Good job Teen !
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Post by teentitan on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 16:36

I think he was saying he is listening to the "veterans voices". Which everyone here on CSAT has and is using.

Actually I work with his staff and his Stakeholder manager very closely and each have said many interesting questions and insightful comments are originiating from CSAT.

So Good Job to everyone!!!
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Post by Trooper on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 16:41

Teen,

He listed 6 or 7 groups, and Veterans Voice was one of them, and yes agreed, good job by all !
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Post by Recon031 on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 16:42

......... And a Huge Thank - You to you Ron , aka Teentitan for Leading the Charge !


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Post by Dannypaj on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 16:49

I still don't know if I qualify.  I guess I will wait for the message to be untangled and deciphered on the CSAT.
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Post by Dannypaj on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 17:17

Enhancing the Permanent Impairment Allowance (PIA) by expanding its eligibility. It provides life-long monthly financial support to Veterans whose employment potential and career advancement opportunities have been limited by a permanent service-related injury or illness. The change will expand the number of Veterans eligible for the PIA, by being less restrictive about the requirements relating to their ability to independently carry out most daily activities.

Here is my question:  When you are medically released as an Able Seaman and never had the opportunity to advance in a career and not by choice. My opportunities were limited! If I wasn't injured permanently, then why was I medically released.  But still I feel like I will have to beg and plead for financial support.  Thank you for keeping my anxiety level at a max today.
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Post by Guest on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 17:23

I heard and its rumour only, that the new family benefit will be modelled like our VIP benefit grants and issued twice a year for people on VIP! Teen you hear anything like that's?

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Post by teentitan on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 17:26

The debrief is at 6pm so check back here around 7ish pm.
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Post by georges on Wed 18 Mar 2015, 10:22

I have stood assied for a few years, I would like to thank you teen for all and the rest of you for keeping this place alive for people like me, so good to be back

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Post by Guest on Wed 18 Mar 2015, 11:26

I just read a post in this thread where it is stated that they would like to combine everything. How would that work exactly and does anyone know if it would apply to those of us under the Old Charter?

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