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Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Medical update 2012
To all my friends:
I found out this morning that Canada Pension did not hearing that the Review Tribunal found that I was significantly disabled and that I was entitled to receive Canada Pension Disability. They are now submitting an application for appeal
I found out they ARE ENTITLED to appeal a decision from an Independent Panel. Where the fuck is that fair?
At any rate, I now have to go through the whole Tribunal process again and anyone that knows me knows how much it took out of me last time. I'm so suicidal right now that I'm barely hanging on by a thread called MASTER.
So, I'm begging my friends to write a letter to MP RANDY KAMP (Maple Ridge/PittMeadows) and tell him to fight for me. That is part of his responsibility to his constituents. He is supposed to fight for us.
Hopefully, with enough letters, the Judge will find that the government is over reaching and they will have to pay up.
It has already been 5 years of battling
5 years of agony. 5 years of anxiety, anguish, frustration, anger, rage, tears and fears. 5 years of having my life in the hands of bureaucrats. 5 years of contending with the Canadian government.
5 years of endless doctors, specialists, hospitals, clinics, tests and blood-work.
The end result a meeting of the 'minds' in a Tribunal in February to decide my fate.
Earlier this morning, an unexpected knock on our door changed our lives forever. The mail-person handed Brek an envelope addressed to me and signed for it. He handed me the envelope but hadn't looked to see who it was from.
I started to shake when I saw the return address. Office of the Tribunal Canada Pension. I opened the envelope and pulled the thick documentation out. My hands were shaking beyond belief and tears were already welling into my eyes.
The first few Official lines didn't really give me what I wanted. I feverishly read through the paperwork (speed-reading is sometimes a glorious thing) and got to the last page.
We find for the Appellent OMFG did I read that correctly? The government and Tribunal including what I thought was a 'blood sucking' Lawyer sided with me. They agreed that I am disabled and unable to work!
The saving grace for me, was the documentation that I brought with me. The key piece of information that had the diagnoses from my doctor along with the disabled designation that the government had already given me for tax purposes.
That being entered into evidence at the meeting, I think was what tilted things in my favor.
I'm beyond thrilled at the decision to say the very least. I may not be working but at least I'll have an income. I won't have to borrow money from Brek to buy presents for Brek.
The tears are still in my eyes and if I think about it too much, I start to cry again. I still have to wait a bit for the payments to start trickling in but OMFG it is finally OVER