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Post by Teentitan on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 11:52

Veterans Affairs Canada has created a new benefit to recognize the vital contribution of informal caregivers to the health and well-being of Veterans with a severe and permanent service-related injury. The proposed new Family Caregiver Relief Benefit will provide Veterans with an annual tax-free grant of more than $7,000. In line with efforts to stream line programs and eliminate layers of red tape, this new benefit will require little to no paperwork, and will not require receipts. It will provide the informal caregiver relief while ensuring that Veterans continue to get the support they need. Many families care for their loved ones at home. Doing so can take a physical and emotional toll on the caregiver and the family.

Informal caregivers, who are usually spouses, common-law partners, adult children, parents or other family members, support Veterans with a severe and permanent injury by doing things like arranging direct care for the Veteran, making appointments, coordinating household tasks and providing basic assistance with daily living. This benefit will allow the caregiver to take time off and recharge, knowing that someone else will be providing the vital services and support they have been providing.

This funding can be used for relief options such as covering the cost of having a professional caregiver come into the home or covering the cost for another family member or friend to travel to the Veteransí home. The new benefit is expected to provide relief to approximately 350 spouses or caregivers of the most seriously ill and injured Veterans by 2020.

Example of a Veteran who could benefit from these changes

Marcel is a seriously injured Veteran from Afghanistan. Veterans Affairs already supports him and his family by providing the full cost of in-home care, rehabilitation, retraining and medical support. Yet, while a medical professional is there most of the time, Marcelís spouse is on duty every day, 7 days a week. With todayís announcement, Marcel can use the Family Caregiver Relief Benefit to pay a professional to come into his home full time, allowing his spouse to take a much needed break to recharge while knowing that someone else is at home fulfilling Marcelís needs.

A continuum of care

While support for families is the focus of this measure, it must be viewed as part of a full spectrum of services and supports available to Veterans. Benefits and services such as those provided through the Veterans Independence Program (VIP), Long-Term Care, Rehabilitation Program or Health Benefits Program, for example, are designed to help support the needs of ill and injured Veterans.
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Post by Guest on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 13:10

The devils in the details I believe myself all these new benefits are geared to NVC veterans and PA who get the AA and EIA won't get it

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Post by Teentitan on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 19:41

INFO FROM THE DEBRIEF:

This tax-free grant of $7238.00 is only for veterans under the NVC. Those who are under the PA have the Attendance Allowance.

It is not/not a wage replacement grant it is a grant that will be added to extended VIP coverage.

It will be indexed annually

As this is a new benefit it has to go thru legislation. It will be done before the end of summer.

Once the memo is sent out about the debrief I will post it.
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Post by Guest on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 20:34

So what the government is doing is trying to sweeten the NVC with all these improvements but how many will actually get it. I knew nothing was for the pension act veterans. I hope nobody believes these are improvements because they are like band aids , lol, just my opinion! I believed this guy was Legit but it's the same old Con , really. Just like the Sisip guys who receive pension act won't beable to receive the new RISB even thou the whole lawsuit was based on pension act payments not being considered income. Give the liberals or ND
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Post by bigrex on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 21:27

Nav, the RISB will be available to those on SISIP, according to what Teen has said. But I know what you mean. They say that this kind of benefit has never been offered before, but that is untrue, BECAUSE there was the Attendance Allowance under the Pension Act, but was waylayed by the NVC. The biggest problem now is making CM's aware that the AA can still be approved, as long as the Veteran has a monthly PA pension
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Post by Recon031 on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 21:34

...... Well Teentitan , Ron ..... Can you put out the fire on Veterans with Sisip Ltd & CF Pension , that we DO NOT qualify @ 65 for the RISB ...

...... That we Lose our Sisip Ltd & only the Vets on ELB get the RISB ??????

...... Is that Correct Ron ? ............... OH SHYTE ! †Gotta let the Wife know we're losing another one !

I'll still be putting my 5 kids through University @ 65 ! † WTF †? †......... THIS IS " NOT GOOD "†!

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Post by Guest on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 22:12

Rex, I am wondering if those on Sisip ltd will still get it if they have the PA award . Say your 100 percent and get the spouse amount are they going to not claw that back from the new RISB. Plus the PA has a survivor part so I can't see the government letting our spouses keep that pension plus have a survivor payment from RISB. I don't know but from what I am hearing and starting to feel is maybe these benefits will just benefit a few NVC veterans which I support and I support the reserve ELB package but these other benefits sound fishy to me and to exclude the Sisip ltd guys plus the pension act guys from these new benefits is unfair. Hell if they wanted to fix the whole dam thing just give out a monthly tax free pension to all , you either get it or not.

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Post by Recon031 on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 22:25

.........So , I raise the " Question " ........

If you have attendance Allowance coming in , do we still qualify for Caregiver Allowance to releave your Spouse from caring for you ? that's what this is for ....Right ???

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Post by Guest on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 23:33

From what I have read and heard if you are on PA monthly than you don't get the new family benefit. Only NVC can receive it and if the are partially PA monthly and get any AA they also don't get it. Teen am I wrong here?

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Post by bigrex on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 23:41

Well, from what I understand, the only requirement qualifying for the RISB will be that you are getting monthly income support, when you turn 65, in the form of ELB, SISIP and possibly even CFIS. And being in receipt of other sources of income, including the PA pension, will not work against you.

Other than the CVA facebook page, I haven't seen or heard anything about people being excluded from the RISB, so I have no reason to doubt what has been passed on by Teen. I guess we'll have to wait until the legislation is written before we can find out for sure, one way or other.
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Post by Teentitan on Wed 18 Mar 2015, 00:07

SISIP LTD CLIENTS ARE QUALIFIED FOR THE RISB. Even the CVA corrected their wrong information from last week.

The Family Caregiver Relief Benefit is only for NVC clients

PA clients are eligible for Attendance Allowance that is why PA clients do not in any way, or partially qualify for the Family Caregiver Relief Benefit in anyway, shape or form. This came straight from 2 ADM's and the VAC lawyer.

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Post by RCNRetired on Wed 18 Mar 2015, 01:28

Yes, I also heard the minister state on CBC News show after his announcement re the caregiver relief that indeed SISP LTD members will receive the RISB allowance at age 65 when their LTD benefit ends.

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Post by cosmo12 on Wed 18 Mar 2015, 14:10

I think this one will be hard to get when they say only 300 or so will be eligible.

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Post by georges on Wed 18 Mar 2015, 15:28

Yes cosmo, only 300 or so will be eligible. Few of us are that sevirally impaired. My wife sees to me every day, if it was not for her I would no longer be here. She keeps me buzy, managese my money, makes sur I wash, get up in the morning. And I know I will not be getting better. Few of us are at the 100% dissability, and the few that are will really need that support after 65. Alsow we most remember that because of are reliece date SISSIP will no longer pay LTD after 65.

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Post by bigrex on Wed 18 Mar 2015, 23:13

Yes, but since this benefit is solely for those who have become totally disabled AFTER 2006, 300 seems like a pretty high number. I know one thing though, they will likely have to increase the minimum AA amount, to match this new benefit. In all honesty, the only fair thing to do, would have been to bring back the AA, for everyone, because now they have created a disparity between the two benefits under the two different legislations, for basically the exact same purpose.

AA minimum = $282.11/mo
AA maximum = $1762.62/mo

FCRB flat rate = $583/mo
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