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Post by bigrex on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 11:07

I somehow doubt that they will expand the criteria for getting the CRB, because of the single payment level. With the AA, there are 5 levels, ranging between $289 and $1808 per month, tax free, so someone who only requires occasional assistance can still qualify.
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Post by Vet1234 on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 11:28

well apparently they can "waive" the application and switch the benefits over if you qualified for FCRB. That being said, if you have another 6 months before your next FCRB payment...
The benefit is payable to the "caregiver" now, I don't see it being possible to withhold the new $1000/month payable to the caregiver, whether or not the Veteran received the FCRB.
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Post by johnny211 on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 12:10

Trooper posted this video presentation by David, and several Vets in the previous page;

https://www.facebook.com/jamie.baillie.nspc/videos/1265251350232210/
I urge all to watch. It is a Truly moving account by these Vets, on the daily battle we face. Kim, a wife of a Vet, I feel did an awesome job of getting her points across. I hope the huge Vet wave will now be mobilizing for battle..Johnny Out. VVV...
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Post by Iceman on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 13:02

I'm 5% pa, and 20 da. †Not entitled to the aa as written as not completely physically disabled

Not eligible for Fcrb as it is written, as receiving a pension > 1%

For the crb, it not only says Any pension, but there is that wording, any compensation. †Technically, if you received 1.00 for anything under the pension act, they could say you are not eligible.


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Post by Iceman on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 13:13

Here is something else I noticed in regards to this bill.

Currently, If someone had previously applied for a disability under the pa, and was refused, if they reapplied after April 1, 2006 and it was awarded you would be grandfathered in.

That grandfather clause will now be removed. Basically, no one will ever receive anything more than they already have under the pa.

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Post by NAVRATILOVA on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 13:43

Iceman, Could you explain that a little more. I'm not catching what you are referring to about the grandfather clause?

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Re: Budget 2017 - And VAC Part in it -

Post by johnny211 on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 14:24

Iceman - ref your conv above about pa and AA, and fcrb. Read my post on this back on page 3. Around mid page, Johnny Out,
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Post by Iceman on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 15:00

NAVRATILOVA wrote:Iceman, Could you explain that a little more. I'm not catching what you are referring to about the grandfather clause?

The grandfather clause

When I got out in 93, I filed a claim that was rejected. In the last couple of years, I filed a few more including the injury that I had previously claimed. I totally forgot that I had claimed it in 93

They granted a da for that injury, and then during an internal departmental review they initiated, a year later they realized it had been previously claimed in 93. They switched that da to a pa, backdated to 3 years prior to application as per the pension act. Used back owed to pay puff the da, and I now have a 5% pa.

As it exists right now, any claim after April 1 2006, that had been claimed and rejected prior to 2006, are still paid out under the pension act. (Grandfathered)

Bill c 42 removes that.

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Post by Iceman on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 15:11

johnny211 wrote:Iceman - ref your conv above about pa and AA, and fcrb. Read my post on this back on page 3. Around mid page, Johnny Out,

Johnny, I'm the same. PTSD.

I depend on my wife to keep me on meds etc.

AA is physical only as I read it, and completely disabled.

According to how I read bill c-42, ANYONE that has or or has ever received a pension, or any other sort of compensation under the pension act, is not eligible for the new CRB.

I get 5% PA, so only eligible for AA

It is the compensation bit that will get slid right through that I am worried about for others that might not get a pension, but might have received ANY little bit of compensation in the past under the pension act. The way I read it, they could even say that if they paid for your parking at one time, you had received some sort of compensation.


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Post by NAVRATILOVA on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 15:32

Confusing they just can't make it simple, thanks!

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Post by Trooper on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 15:59

With respect to the Grandfather Clause within the PA, this clause is in place to allow those Veterans who were receiving benefits from the PA prior to April 01, 2006 to continue receiving those benefits.
No change in this regard.

With respect to BILL C-42 and the pension act, the way I read it still leaves room for those who were granted a pension for an injury or disease from the Pension Act, to receive an award payable under this act, (PA), after 2006.

I know this part of the bill, it was always in place, unless I'm missing a part of the bill.
The difference in entitlement I think relates between what is a pension, versus an allowance.

Pension Act

19 (1) The portion of subsection 3.‍1(1) of the Pension Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

No award payable

3.‍1 (1) Despite any other provision of this Act, no award is payable under this Act in respect of any application made by or in respect of a member of the forces after April 1, 2006 unless

(2) Paragraph 3.‍1(1)‍(b) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(b) the application is in respect of the death of a member of the forces, if the death occurred before April 1, 2006 OR is the result of an injury or a disease, or the aggravation of an injury or a disease, for which a pension has been granted.

So bottom line, it is the allowance that reflects what is available for application under the charter, from those carrying 1% or more from the PA.
I don't see any change, whatever is in place with the FCRF regarding those receiving a pension from the old act and not being able to apply, I would guess that the same will be in place with the CRB.

Unless I'm missing something?
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Budget 2017 Ensuring Financial Security

Post by Trooper on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 17:23

Budget 2017 Ensuring Financial Security




Ensuring Financial Security

...so you and your family can focus on your well-being and transition to post-military life

We understand that financial security is essential to your well-being. We are keeping our promise to provide financial stability to ill and injured Veterans.

- Successful transition to post-military life

- Well-being

- Security in retirement

- Stability

- Support

- Health

- Safety

- Purpose

Financial Security

- Supplementary Retirement Benefit (SRB)

- Canadian Forces Income Support (CFIS)

- Earning Loss Benefit (ELB)

- Career Impact Allowance (CIA)* * as of April 1, 2017

- Retirement Income Security Benefit (RISB)

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-us/department-officials/minister/budget/ensuring-financial-security/ensuring-financial-security-graphic
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Budget 2017 - Veteran Emergency Fund

Post by Trooper on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 17:32

Budget 2017 - Veteran Emergency Fund


The Government of Canada is fulfilling its commitment to provide emergency financial support for Veterans, their families and survivors.

The health and well-being of Veterans involves multiple factors that go well beyond the scope of traditional health services and benefits. The new fund would provide Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) with the flexibility needed to financially assist Veterans and their families quickly and efficiently in their time of urgent need.

This benefit is just one step the Government is taking to improve benefits and services offered to Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families.

$4 million over four years to establish a Veteran Emergency Fund to enable Veterans Affairs Canada to address unique and urgent veteran-specific situations.

This new fund would provide the flexibility to address unique and urgent situations that a Veteran may be facing. When an urgent or unexpected need is not covered under existing programs and services, the Emergency Fund will be in place to ensure the overall well-being of Veterans and their families as a short term support mechanism while other longer support arrangements are made.

This new fund would be available to any Canadian Veteran or survivor living in Canada whose well-being is at risk as a result of an urgent or unexpected situation.

This new Fund would be put into place April 1, 2018.

Examples of who could benefit from this change:

Jenna, a Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, has fallen on difficult financial times and her electricity has been turned off. She has been struggling to make ends meet and she does not have enough money to pay the amount owed and get her power restored. Jenna would be able to access the Veteran Emergency Fund in order to get the electricity back on in her house and VAC staff would guide Jenna through the process to receive on-going support via other programs and services to ensure her on-going well-being and financial security.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-us/department-officials/minister/budget/ensuring-financial-security/veteran-emergency-fund-facts
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Budget 2017 Investing in Education and Training

Post by Trooper on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 17:40

Budget 2017 Investing in Education and Training




Investing in Education and Training

...so you can reach your goals in post-military life

We are making investments in your education and training to help you leverage your assets or further your education. We want you to get the job you want and successfully transition to post-military life.

Career Transition Services:

- Coaching, counseling and job placement

- Available throughout your life

- Available to spouses and partners

- Available to all Veterans

Education and Training Benefit:

- Up to 80K for education

- Up to 5K for professional development

- Available to all Veterans

Vocational Rehabilitation:

- Support to get back to work

- Specific to your needs

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-us/department-officials/minister/budget/education-and-training/education-and-training-graphic
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Budget 2017 - Supporting the well-being of both Veterans and their families

Post by Trooper on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 17:46

Budget 2017 - Supporting the well-being of both Veterans and their families




Supporting the well-being of both Veterans and their families

...to help them succeed in their post-military lives

The well-being of a veteranís entire family is important. That is why we offer familes better programs and services that are easier to access.

- Guided Support: VAC staff to help you with your transition

- MFRCs: Access to 32 Military Family Resource Centres across Canada

- Caregivers Benefit: 1K a month directly to caregivers

- Online Support: An online caregiver module for information and tools

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-us/department-officials/minister/budget/supporting-families/supporting-families-graphic
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