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Post by nemo on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 19:43

For those with DVA pensions - have you ever been reassessed by request of DVA? I thought they did it annually or bi-annually. I have had my DVA pension now ( 4/5 at 50%) for over 10 years now and they have never requested a reassessment. Just asking out of curiousity as I do not require a reassessment.

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Post by Guest on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 19:55

hi nemo i dont think they have any kind of a shedual for that.i had to call them last week.when i gave the lady my file number she sounded a little astonished when she noticed that i havent had a reassesment since 2006.she asked me about my health and then said they are going to give me a reassesment.im not sure about what your condition is but i think you may want to get a reassesment.just a thought.
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Post by nemo on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 09:58

Thanks Propat. It was because I read on a legion website that they were supposed to do regular reassessments but I guess they don't. I will probably ask for a reassessment because I have a newer problem related to my condition. I did read that once you reach age 55, they can never reduce your pension even if you improve. But before age 55, one could be reduced if they felt you were better. I have had my DVA pension for over 10 years and about a year ago, I did get a letter from them asking about my health. At that time, I was not ready to come to grips with my new problem, so did not mention it. I guess that was sort of a reassessment letter - depending on what I said would have determined if they reassessed me.

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Post by bigrex on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 11:51

The only re-assessments that normally get requested by DVA in regards to a disability, is if they feel that the pensioned condition had not stabilized or if there had been treatment pending, like corrective surgery. Now, they will require yearly assessments if you are getting VIP, services, or are getting extra monies from programs like ELB or the PIA.
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Post by Guest on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 14:02

nemo id definately recommend getting a reassesment.as for them reduseing your pention it is my understanding they can do that but it takes a long time and very rarly ever happens and ive never herd of it ever happening.im am unaware of any age restriction on that.
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