Re-engaging with VAC's Rehabilitation Programs

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Re-engaging with VAC's Rehabilitation Programs

Post by Bruce72 on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 12:30

I wanted to let other veterans know that I have successfully re-engaged with the Rehab programs offered by VAC. I have already completed VocRehab, back in 2014. Now I'm participating in Psychosocial Rehab.

If your condition/s worsen after you complete VocRehab, you may be eligible for the other forms of Rehab. I'm to afraid to go into detail publicly about how this whole process played out with VAC. I'm paranoid that VAC monitors CSAT and that they may identify me through the words I write here, if I say to much. However, I can private message anyone with more details if need be.

My Case Manager, who apparently is no longer with VAC, tried for almost 4 months to persuade me that I was not eligible to re-engage Rehab. I disagreed and after fielding as much medical evidence I could lay my hands on, I presented my case to my new Case Manager, who also resisted the idea. After much arguing, my CM finally relented and agreed to put forth the idea of re-engaging the Rehab program to whoever approves or disapproves the Rehab program at VAC. The very next day, barely 24 hours later I was approved and another 24 hours later My VAC account updated and showed I was also approved for ELB.

A DEC claim has also been initiated. And I was approved for PIA/CIA last year.

I do not know of another veteran who has completed Rehab and engaged it a second time. This is rare I think.

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Post by Armygunner on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 12:48

Bruce72,

Good for you not giving in to the CM and pushing for what you knew what right. I swear some CM think they have total control over us Vets. Have you applied for VIP yet? http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/health/veterans-independence-program

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Post by Bruce72 on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 12:54

I agree gunner. Not all CM's are in the corner of the veteran. I hope this info will help veterans who find themselves in a similar situation.

I haven't applied for VIP yet, but I will this week. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Post by johnny211 on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 16:07

Bruce72 - sort of similar to what happened to myself. I was on Voc rehab, did college for a yr, all the while still doing pscy. Got a job, then the wheels feel of the bus(head), then I left, signed off on Voc, and reverted to pscy. I caution all who are on Voc to think twice, and not to be pushed into it by their CM. Have a serious talk if your seeing a pscy, to see if you are really up to it mentally. VVV...
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Re: Re-engaging with VAC's Rehabilitation Programs

Post by Bruce72 on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 16:25

Good advice Johnny. I can understand that a CM might push a person a little, to see what they can handle, but my first CM thought I could handle more than I really could. Not to mention the course of study I took was not a good fit for me mentally. Not to mention it leads basically nowhere in terms of employment.

This is the same case manager that sent me a flashlight in the mail to "find" my way, and more than once in heated discussion told me I am off balance. Gee, ya think? I only tried to tell her that, hundreds of times.

In fairness, I know she was trying to help, but it was the wrong kind of help that I received.

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