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Re: Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by Newf on Tue 08 May 2018, 13:04

Thanks Bigrex for that info. Much appreciated
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Re: Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by bigrex on Tue 08 May 2018, 13:02

Well, if you are already at 100%, VAC should have enough documentation on the claimed condition. .But if you have undergone any medical procedures, such as surgeries, or developed any further medical conditions, that you didn't claim, because you were at 100%, those reports should be included.
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Re: Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by Newf on Mon 07 May 2018, 20:59

Well, I made the decision to apply for EIA today and completed the one page EIA application through the my vac account.  I was given the opportunity to submit additional documents to support the application.  Would  anyone have suggestions on  what other documents if any that I should be submitting?  


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Post by Dove96 on Mon 19 Feb 2018, 09:30

I would like to weigh in on the housekeeping.
I do not have children at home but I have a capable caring husband.
He also does most of the cooking, yard work, does errands I cannot do and cares for me on my bad days.

My decision to apply was based on the fact that it was unfair that my disability was burdening him with my share of the work. I couldn't get someone to do the cooking and all the little things he does to help me in the house and with my care but I could help with the house cleaning.

We hired a local woman. She is a wonderful person and does a great job.
Great decision for us. We know that once a week the house is completely clean and fresh.

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Re: Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by bog6 on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 21:06

I am over the 100% and was granted EIA way after 2006...thats what is so weird, why would I even be given this if it was years after the NVC..Tried for increase cause condition got worse but it was and was then DEC..to increase basically have to be dis-membered..and for that i do not want to dispute because i do not deserve that benefit its reserved for those who really need it.

Its just weird, even my new CM says its weird how this turned out...rules and policies are there but the baseball field teams are loaded more on one team than the other....


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Re: Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by bigrex on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 10:09

I have to agree with Propat. Even though I believe that everyone who was getting EIA, should have at least been given the option to switch to PIA, in 2006, or at least given access to the supplement when it was introduced, the way the NVC is written specifically excludes them. And VRAB can have as many personal opinions as they want on the subject, but in the end, they will have to abide by the legislation. So If you are currently getting EIA, I would focus your fight to get the maximum amount possible under EIA, and forget CIA. Because as of next year, CIA/CIAS isn't even going to exist anymore, and for those of us currently getting them, the only evidence that we are not going to get screwed, is the MVA's "promise" that we won't lose money.
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Re: Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by propat on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 08:42

hi bog the thing is if you have EIA you cannot receive CIA . this in your case is no longer a choice . you cannot receive CIA or sup . dunno what the frack is going on in DVA but this should have been explained to you right from the get go instead of wasting your time and theirs . as for those choosing witch to apply for , keep in mind you would need to be paid at a 100% disability at least a part from the PA to get EIA , I would have said in the past the CIA would likely be better but that depends on you personal situation ie; tax ect .

now with the backlog in applications and CIA changing to frack knows what but seems to look very bad id be quite worried about applying for CIA at this point . maybe apply for EIA or maybe just wait out to see what actually happens with CIA . for those not at 100% and cant get EIA and are thinking about applying for CIA you might be wanting to apply ASAP before things change .

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Re: Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by bog6 on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 23:25

i have EIA but have been fighting for CIA/CIAS...I know the physical differences (payment) but no one thru my appeals have answered my question. In the interest of the Veteran that already has EIA what is the difference or best choice between the EIA and CIA/CIAS? Looking long term..

No VAC boards are answering me

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Re: Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by propat on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 16:44

not a problem buds just a point CIA may be changing and applications are backed up at this time . also CIA and its sup if ya can get it together would be better or about the same depending on you tax bracket . without being in your shoes its impossible to say witch would be better in your case the CIA or EIA .good luck choosing and with your application . if you require anything further even if its just for someone to bounce an idea off just ask .

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Re: Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by Newf on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 15:37

Thanks Propat
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Re: Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by propat on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 19:20

well buds if you have a total 100% disability where part of it is paid as a monthly PA pension AND you are not collecting CIA you should be applying for something in my opinion . now what to apply for is up to you and a big decision as you can only receive one either CIA or EIA . but buds id be applying for something .

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Re: Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by Newf on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 18:29

Propat,
I do meet this criteria. I am not in receipt of the CIA.
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Re: Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by propat on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 17:51

well you would need to be receiving a 100% PA pension or a total of 100% between PA pension and NVC award total. you must NOT be in receipt of CIA .

do you meet this criteria ?

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Exceptional Incapacity Allowance

Post by Newf on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 10:04

Folks, a lady called me from VAC this morning to advise she is the new case worker assigned to my file. She introduced herself and advise me that she had reviewed my file to become familuar with my issues/VAC benefits.

In speaking with her, she stated that I could now apply for the Exceptional Incapacity Allowance and additional housekeeping benefits. Being the stubborn person that I am, I told her I do not need any help right now with housekeeping because my wife/kids do most of the housework and I can still do many chores around the house. I explained to her I am still working full time but in a workplace accommedation position. She suggested I think about the application for EIA and advise her if I would like to meet with her to make the application.

Does anyone know what is involved with this EIA application? What sort of questions and evaluation will be done by her for the EIA? I really don't think I qualify as I am still working full time and I am suspicious of this process. Any suggestions?

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