Worth Applying for Disability Benefits for Teeth?

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Worth Applying for Disability Benefits for Teeth?

Post by Taz on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 18:42

Is it worth it to apply for the following? From what I understand, if an issue is attributable to service but a nil percentage awarded, you can still be covered for future medical problems and prescriptions (through blue cross). Any opinions here?? For example.... Bruxism could be connected to anxiety, depression or PTSD type of issues.


Table 11.1 - Loss of Function - Gingiva and Loss of Teeth

A nil assessment will be given from Table 11.1 for all gingiva conditions, bruxism and loss of teeth regardless of whether the teeth can be replaced by prosthetics or not.

Each bullet () represents one criterion. In order for a rating to be established for Table 11.1, only one criterion must be met at a level of impairment for that rating to be selected.
Table 11.1 - Loss of Function - Gingiva and Loss of Teeth Rating Criteria

    Nil
  • Loss of teeth or dental surfaces which can or cannot be replaced by prosthetics; or
  • Chronic periodontitis; or
  • Trench mouth (Vincent's angina) or chronic gingivitis; or
  • Bruxism.


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Re: Worth Applying for Disability Benefits for Teeth?

Post by Guest on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 19:06

Absolutely, it cost nothing to apply, and it can all be done through my VAC account.

You can fill out the application and send any documentation/doctors report.

Just keep in mind it has to be related to service/ pension condition, conditions.

POC 4 - DENTAL SERVICES

Provides coverage for basic dental care and some pre-authorized comprehensive dental services. Services provided should be both generally accepted practices and the most cost-effective treatment essential to your good oral health.

VAC dental program covers up to 100% of the rates in the Provincial Dental / Denturist Association fee guide.

Examples of services that are covered:

Annual basic treatments up to $1500 annually
Exams, polish and fluoride treatments every 9 months
Scaling (8 units per year)
Fillings and extractions
Standard dentures once every 7 years

Examples of dental services that require pre-authorization from VAC: (Before any treatment is received a dental treatment plan is to be submitted to VAC for preauthorization.)

Basic treatment exceeding $1500 annually
Crowns
Bridgework (x-rays required)
Specialist treatment (referral required)
Early replacement of dentures as determined by your dentist or denturist

Examples of services that are not covered

Gum surgery
Implants
Equilibrated/custom/semi-precision dentures

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/health/treatment-benefits/poc#poc4

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Re: Worth Applying for Disability Benefits for Teeth?

Post by Taz on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 15:51

Thanks for the info Trooper!

Do you still receive medical treatment benefits even if you are awarded a nil disability award?

Thanks again!! Smile
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Re: Worth Applying for Disability Benefits for Teeth?

Post by Guest on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 16:08

You may qualify to receive financial support for treatment benefits, if you are:

in receipt of a disability benefit;
in receipt of services through the Veterans Independence Program;
in receipt of financial assistance through the Long Term Care program; or
in receipt of the War Veterans Allowance.


Taz,

One of the above to meet the criteria for Treatment Benefits.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/health/treatment-benefits

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