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    VAC wait times

    Was yours a formal Appeal or was it a Reassessment or Departmental Review. Not really clear on difference between Reassessment / Department Review as BPA submitted a Department Review for one of my conditions in Dec 2021 and it was completed in early June however VAC termed it a Reassessment. I...
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    VAC wait times

    My departmental review was at Step 3 and yesterday it changed to More Information. When I clicked on it there was no information and indicated I needed to call them to get an update. I called and was told that they could not see any more information than I was seeing. What a dumpster fire of an...
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    "Explaining the numbers behind the backlog at Veterans Affairs Canada"

    I wish I knew the answer as well. I submitted my application in 2016 and it is at Stage 3 for the 3rd time. It was at Stage 3 for 83 weeks and then suspended as VAC medical did not agree with diagnosis. I went to a specialist that confirmed the diagnosis and since then it has been at Stage 3 for...
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    VAC wait times

    Congrats on finally having your claim completed.
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    VAC wait times

    My application went to Stage 3 and was suspended on 2 occasions. The last time my application was at Stage 3 for 85 weeks before it was suspended as VAC Dr did not agree with diagnosis. Neurologist sent proof of diagnosis and I am now at Stage 3 for 33 weeks. My understanding from discussion...
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    VAC wait times

    My claim was at 84 weeks when it was suspended as VAC medical disagreed with my doctors diagnosis without ever even examining or talking to me. I got confirmation of my doctors diagnosis from a specialist and my claim is now back at step 3. Claim was initiated in 2016.
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    VAC wait times

    Mine took approx. 2 weeks and money was deposited in my account.
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    VAC wait times

    Interesting how they calculate that. My application was submitted in 2016 and is at Stage 3 for the 3rd time as they suspended it twice. It does appear that things are improving as the Wait Time took a big drop this week and more people seem to be getting their applications settled.
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    VAC wait times

    The letter from VAC specifically says that the Doctor consulted by VAC did not agree with the diagnosis provided by my doctor.
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    VAC wait times

    From the explanation from VAC they did not lose the paperwork. The Medical Consult doctor from VAC did agree that there is a medical condition but did not agree with my Doctors diagnosis. I now have to go back to my doctor and have him refer me to a specialist to confirm diagnosis. I am really...
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    VAC wait times

    Yes my doctor completed their forms. A VAC Benefit Officer even sent me a secure message on My VAC ACCOUNT indicating she had contacted my doctor and confirmed the diagnosis and that my file was proceeding to decision level Step 3.
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    VAC wait times

    So after 87 weeks at Step 3 my Disability Application was Suspended. This the second time that my application was suspended as I originally submitted in October 2016 and it was Suspended. I was told to resubmit and did so in March 2018. When I called them today to find out why my application was...
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    VR vs 3B (Being told because I have an awarded claim from a SDA I can just VR)

    I do not believe that you would receive the same benefits. Under 3B your pension indexes immediately where as under VR you need age & years of service to equal 85. If I could go back I would have waited for 3B instead of just retiring. I had a job offer at the time and did not want to turn it...
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    VAC wait times

    I submitted in Aug 2016. VAC Suspended my application and I had to resubmit. Resubmitted March 2018 and Step 3 Nov 2018. 86 weeks later and still waiting. All of this and I had a doctor diagnosis and VAC had already acknowledged from a previous application that it is Svc related.
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    VAC wait times

    I am at 86 weeks and can't get a straight answer from VAC on why it is taking so long.
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