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Post by Teentitan on Wed 28 May 2014, 23:05

Call the OVO (Office of the Veterans Ombudsman) 1-877-330-4343 They should be able to help.

Another option is to go to the Legion and ask for some help from the Service Officer (SO) If the SO doesn't have any ideas ask the SO to call Dominion Command for some guidance/help.

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Post by 0434me on Wed 28 May 2014, 23:13

Thanks!

I suppose it's a childish notion to think that the Army shoud take care of me.

I'll contact the Legion and see what they have to say.

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Post by bigrex on Wed 28 May 2014, 23:17

I am truly sorry to hear that you are having difficulties. Have you started the application process for a disability award? Because if you have not, that should be your first step, since it opens up other benefits, such as the PIA. I would also try to hold a little bit longer before putting in your release. One of the recommendations made, leading into the review of the NVC, is to extend full ELB benefits to reservists, which could greatly improve your financial needs going into the future.
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Post by 0434me on Wed 28 May 2014, 23:27

I don't have a choice, but to hold up my release. They won't release me until I 'have time to seek medical support' but they're not going to help me with it, and I can't afford to take the time I need to get better.
I was injured while on Class C, so I'm supposed to be covered, for earnings loss. But I was Class A when I went in for help, so maybe they don't cover me... None of it makes sense.

I'll contact the Legion. Thanks again!

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Post by pinger on Thu 29 May 2014, 00:20

Hey there hot potato 0434me,

Small potato says keep at least one or two buds tight in your.. patch. Savy? pinger.

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Post by 0434me on Thu 29 May 2014, 00:41

Got ya, pinger.

I think...

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Post by Ex Member on Thu 29 May 2014, 06:43

0434me, I don't have any additional suggestions to add to  Teentitan and Bigrex's  excellent recommendations but I just wanted to add all our support and respect to you ~

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Post by 0434me on Thu 29 May 2014, 11:02

Thanks to all you guys. One of the crappiest aspects of this whole thing is the potential to lose the Brotherhood. It's nice to know you're all still out there!

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Post by RobbieRoyal on Thu 29 May 2014, 11:34

Hey 0434me, if they are giving you the opportunity to seek help get that help, you need to see these doctors so they can diagnose you proper, if you wait then you will lose those benefits that are available, my suggestion is to see if you can see their support staff in home and when your available, doctors do work the weekends and evenings contact the VAC ASAP and make those arrangements, short term pain for long term gain brother get r done asap please, and thanks for your service
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Proof that the stigma of combat PTSD begins with the GOC!

Post by Jeffery M on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 12:41

I will speak only of personal experience.

If you are unaware, I would like to inform you all that there is only one military medal that a veteran may apply for themselves. I suffer only unseen injuries, including combat PTSD.

When a CF member completes a tour of duty, they are not required to apply for a service medal. When a CF member suffers visible wounds due to enemy hostilities and or dismemberment, they are not required to apply for the Sacrifice medal.

But in most cases, including myself, a CF member must wait until after release, to APPLY for the Sacrifice medal.

This is ignorance. This is a systematic flaw. This is only to the credit of a flawed system.

And it can be used against us. When a CF member is GIVEN THE CHOICE of receiving the Sacrfice medal, they are demonstrating a CHOICE to be suffering PTSD. And CHOOSING to suffer PTSD is pure and simple ignorance.

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Disturbing Pathe footage from World War One reveals devastating effects of shell shock on soldiers as they were treated in pioneering Devon hospital Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2229655/Disturbing-Pathe-footage-World-War-One-revea

Post by Jeffery M on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 15:49

Proof that the stigma of combat PTSD begins with the GOC.

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