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Post by Bruce72 on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 16:50

Trooper, I hope Sean finds justice in this situation, if it were me that people were publicly condemning, accusing and vilifying I'd be devastated. Nobody has the right to treat a person with such disdain.

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Post by Vet1234 on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 16:56

Good to see you here Sean. Prior to my tours overseas, I was conditioned by the military to ostracize and blanket all PTSD as malingering. I've learned and see things from the other side now.
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Post by Sean Bruyea on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 21:07

Bruce72, Trooper is absolutely right. I am very grateful that you drew my attention to the posts of both Mike Highland and Michael Shannon. Of course it is upsetting that he wrote these childish lies but I would rather see the defamation than let it linger unnoticed on the CBC website. Now I can try to do something about it because you watched my back. If an example can be made of a few who try to cause real harm to reputations through lies, then just maybe this will make others hesitate before they try to harm another.

Vet1234, thank you for being open about how military conditioned you to see PTSD sufferers as malingerers. I too went through this realization once I finally overcame six years of denial on my own suffering as my life fell apart. Sadly, military culture encourages this sort of condemnation of the different ones, especially if they are perceived as not being able to get the job done and therefore are a threat to a successful mission outcome. Even the obvious physically injured ones were often looked down upon while they were on "light duties". There are good things in the military but compassion is not one of them.

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Post by Bruce72 on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 21:51

Sean I have your back as well as any other veteran. If I can help any vet I will.

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Post by Bruce72 on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 23:48

I have to wonder how VAC prioritizes applications. I applied for a reassessment for PTSD on April 1, 2016. All supporting documentation was received July 25, 2016 and as of today October 6th on my VAC account it shows my application as "completed". That's less than 3 months of processing time.

I haven't received a letter in the mail yet, but it should come shortly and I haven't received a payment from VAC which always precedes the paperwork. I'm doubtful of a positive outcome in this instance.

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Post by Bruce72 on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 09:49

I spoke to VAC today about my reassessment because I couldn't wait for the paperwork. I was awarded an additional 15%

I hope other veterans applications are adjudicated as quickly as mine was.

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Post by Vet1234 on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 10:24

that's awesome bruce72!!
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Post by Bruce72 on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 10:31

Thanks vet1234, I really need the money.  I'm on a vacation I can't really afford, but a buddy of mine, who's also a veteran convinced me to go anyway, so we can watch out for each other and support each other, he's an Afghan war vet with PTSD too.

And I can help my daughter buy a new car she desperately needs!

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Post by Vet1234 on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 10:42

That's fantastic. I do without all the time for my kids. My oldest is 11 and we live in the country... she's gonna need a car soon enough.
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Post by Bruce72 on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 10:46

I've seen you previous posts that you have 5 kids! I don't know how you do it 😃

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Post by Rifleman on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 11:49

Congrats on your outcome Bruce enjoy

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Post by Trooper on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 13:08

Happy for you Bruce!
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Post by pinger on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 13:57

That's great Bruce and no more waiting either !
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Post by Guest on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 14:12

great news bruce congrats .

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Post by Bruce72 on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 16:17

Thanks everyone. I am honestly grateful I have some financial breathing space.

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