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Re: Diminished Earning Capacity (DEC)

Post by Teager on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 21:08

You can just ask VAC on the phone or through My VAC account. I believe they send you some questions that you have to answer first. Here is a good explanation of how it works and the issues that have happened.
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=115983.0

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Post by Artie Simm on Sun 29 Apr 2018, 20:03

well that`s the first time I ever heard that term. How do you get a claim redzoned if you do not apply through the Legion?
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Post by Teager on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 22:29

Artie Simm notice he said redzoned application which means urgent and a decision comes within weeks instead of a year plus. If your situation is dire like you might lose your house you can ask VAC to redzoned your claims and applications.

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Post by Artie Simm on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 21:00

wow, that is fast. I hear the Legion and VAC are in each others pockets. Maybe the Legion cut a deal with VAC saying " fast track and claims we submit so word will get out that the Legion has a soldiers best interest at heart" - their membership is dwindling because it`s run by civies and real vets don't feel welcome. If vets feel they`ll get a faster answer from VAC by joining the Legion, they`ll sign up in droves.
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Post by totransit on Sat 28 Apr 2018, 13:37

New to the Forum,

I have PTSD, MDD, Anxiety, Personality disorders. I had my application submitted by the legion and a service officer had it redszone two weeks ago. Within a week it was completed and approved. I put in application last week for the rehab program and it was approved along with elb because of my conditions listed above. I got a call from a case manager yesterday to meet up next Friday at my house, everything is moving really really fast, maybe too fast. A little about me,I left the Military 19 years on a voluntary release because of the way they treated you while injured. My question is can you be deemed (DEC) for above conditions and do have to do any psychological test or can the psychologist recommend to vac that you should be deemed (DEC). I also have disability awards for my hip, knee, ankle, lower back and sciatica all on the right side but i never did any rehab program for these injuries. thanks

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Re: Diminished Earning Capacity (DEC)

Post by BinRat on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 13:00

IRB = Income Replacement Benefit

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Post by Artie Simm on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 09:44

IRB?
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Re: Diminished Earning Capacity (DEC)

Post by bigrex on Sun 04 Mar 2018, 21:29

Technically you can be deemed DEC, if you are extremely limited in how many hours you can work, and unable to earn I believe it's 66.6% of your military pay, But it's really hard to say. .Also, with the new IRB, which will supposedly allow you to earn up to $20000/year from employment, without any deductions, t doesn't discourage severely disabled Veterans, from trying to find a part time job. That is at least, as long as the legislation isn't written so that the money can only be earned by those who are only getting short term IRB, and have not been deemed DEC.
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Post by Artie Simm on Sun 04 Mar 2018, 20:03

My original question lost in the shuffle is can you be decalaired DEC ( i.e. receive the benefit ) and still hold down a job?
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Re: Diminished Earning Capacity (DEC)

Post by Newfie on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 21:11

Psychologist can get approval from VAC for more sessions. It is Blue Cross who covers the initial ones that are being billled for. VAC covers when your Blue Cross ones are used up. I was approved for VAC for an extra 12 sessions and when I attended a session funded by VAC I had to sign the form for psychologist to submit.

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Re: Diminished Earning Capacity (DEC)

Post by By the Bay on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 21:04

Hi Artie,

Yes you can have your Psychologist fill out your DEC forms.
My CM sent my DEC forms directly to my Psychologist and my DEC was complete within 4 weeks with no problems.
I have been seening same Psychologist for years and she filled out all my paperwork such as SISIP LTD, CPPD, DTC, CIA, DEC, etc. I have never had any issues using the same person.

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Re: Diminished Earning Capacity (DEC)

Post by bigrex on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 19:45

The psychologist should have written a report to your CM. detailing if there is a need for further appointments, or at least that was what happened in my case. As far as DEC for mental health is concerned, I'm not sure if VAC would need the recommendation from a psychiatrist, or if a psychologist would suffice. All you can do is request the DEC determination, and VAC will tell you what they need.
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Can a psychologist recommend DEC?

Post by Artie Simm on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 18:16

I apologize if this has been covered but I cant stay focused enough to read all that has gone on before.
I was seeing a Psychologist but my # of appointments ran out ( which I think is FCKed that VAC assigns a limited # of visits, if you`re getting help, shouldn`t it be indefinitely?)...anyway, the psychologist did an assessment for taxation Canada i.e. disability claim.
Can that same psychologist fill out the paper work for me to apply for DEC? I see a lot of people here stating that there family doctor filled out forms for them but I don`t have a family Dr. and I cant see me walking into a clinic.
I haven`t heard from "my" CM in a year, not even messages on my machine to call if I need anything, is that the standard? anyway,
main question who has authority to recommend DEC? dr only, psychologist as well
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Re: Diminished Earning Capacity (DEC)

Post by SaintJohn18182 on Sun 18 Feb 2018, 11:26

johnny211 wrote:Ref DEC 2 yr Reassessment- Nothing with VAC policy seems to be cut and dry. I am 2 1/2 yrs out fm TPI. My pscy wanted to do a reassessment in order to help my DTC appeal. So I called VAC too see if they would cover his cost, as I knew I was over there 2 yr mark, and assumed they would want it done anyway.
The next day I get a call fm VAC rep. She said since you are 100 percent, we do not require a DEC reassessment. That was a load off, and fine with me. So I quess it all depends on individual cases, and maybe if one is not at 100 percent, they will require a reassessment.
Johnny Out..VVV..

I've just got my psychologist to send in the paperwork for DEC case worker says she'll call me in the next couple of weeks with an answer, I doubt it'll be approved... its probably not exactly written the way 'vac' wants to hear. Psychologist didn't put down that I can't work indefinitely, but worded it like it would take many, many years before I can even consider vocational training and thats if I even get better. I guess that'll screw me over.

I'm already trying to figure out my appeal, find a new psychologist or something.. what a rough ride this will be.

FUN FUN FUN FUN!! Fuck sakes.


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Post by johnny211 on Fri 21 Jul 2017, 18:44

Ref DEC 2 yr Reassessment- Nothing with VAC policy seems to be cut and dry. I am 2 1/2 yrs out fm TPI. My pscy wanted to do a reassessment in order to help my DTC appeal. So I called VAC too see if they would cover his cost, as I knew I was over there 2 yr mark, and assumed they would want it done anyway.
The next day I get a call fm VAC rep. She said since you are 100 percent, we do not require a DEC reassessment. That was a load off, and fine with me. So I quess it all depends on individual cases, and maybe if one is not at 100 percent, they will require a reassessment.
Johnny Out..VVV..
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