TPI Medical Questionnaire: Employment Capacity VAC671e

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TPI Medical Questionnaire: Employment Capacity VAC671e

Post by robleggett on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 11:03

Anyone have to fill in one of these for physical injuries before getting approved TPI? I don't understand VAC, been with them for a few years now and also for a few years before I was released 3B, they know all my problems, they have everything on file. Now I have to take a 7 page document to my civie Dr, who I see about once or twice a year and ask her to fill all this in!! Now I know why people get all stressed out dealing with VAC. My ELB has run its course and I would of thought that being classed as TPI would just be a normal progression, all my injuries are chronic, they are never going to get better, that is why they granted me PIA?

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Post by bosn181 on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 11:39

as far as i understand when i filled out all the paper work as well was to see if there were any new changes that would allow them to give you access to new programs or new benefits i know its a pain but i did find out that i could apply for caregiver allowance and was approved as well you should be able to put in the the pias if you tpi and have pia

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Post by SaintJohn18182 on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 12:02

This is giving me so much anxiety just reading this!
I can't imagine being able to go to any doctor and getting them to write me off as TPI, no doctor will write that. FML
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Post by bosn181 on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 12:28

i know its stressful in my case i am 81% disabled and it sucks going out of my house for any reasons but i had to think of my family and what these things can do to help them and with the great support i found here and other groups such as osis i have managed to start to improve and now i try to pay it forward on helping others try to help themselves and there families there is light at the end of the tunnel take it one at a time so you don't get overwhelmed

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Post by Yump5555 on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 12:39

Did you also have to get CVVRS to do a Employment TPI report completed. Expect that as well.

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Post by robleggett on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 13:34

bosn181 wrote:as far as i understand when i filled out all the paper work as well was to see if there were any new changes that would allow them to give you access to new programs or new benefits i know its a pain but i did find out that i could apply for caregiver allowance and was approved as well you should be able to put in the the pias if you tpi and have pia

thanks man, yep my cm has already told me if I get TPI, then I can apply for PIA Supp, because I already have PIA

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Post by robleggett on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 13:36

SaintJohn18182 wrote:This is giving me so much anxiety just reading this!
I can't imagine being able to go to any doctor and getting them to write me off as TPI, no doctor will write that. FML

I know eh, can you imagine the stress for people that have ptsd and anxiety issues, why does vac have to make things so hard, when they already have all the info they need for most things!!!!

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Post by robleggett on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 13:38

Yump5555 wrote:Did you also have to get CVVRS to do a Employment TPI report completed.  Expect that as well.

yump, not sure yet, just got the paperwork for this the other day, been stressed out since then. Just dont get VAC, they have all this info already, its the same info they asked for when I applied for PIA and was granted it.

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Re: TPI Medical Questionnaire: Employment Capacity VAC671e

Post by pinger on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 14:13

I dug up my old VAC671e form. I did not fill it out, that is the 7 - 8 page form that my doctor filled out. I only signed the consent etc. and yes Yump, CVVRS (CANVET) is involved also.

Oh I was a nervous wreck alright. My advice, pace yourself and remember to breathe. Oddest thing was that application was EXTREMELY pdq in my case to get approved. It took one week because cm's do have the authority to approve you TPI esp. if all your documents and ducks are in a row. But I do NOT want to give anyone false hope here as everyone sit. is different.

BTW bosn, I understand if it's hard to get out your door. Get your cm to visit YOU, It is what they can or are supposed to be doing. Hell, PEI ain't the size of Australia.

robleggett wrote " can you imagine the stress for people that have ptsd and anxiety issues. " Yes. Like some folks that have to revalidate to VAC that their leg really did not miraculously grow back.

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