OT: American Vet living in Canada?

OT: American Vet living in Canada?

Post by Cyndi Meow » Thu, 15 Aug 2002 06:10:19



WAY OT, here, but maybe someone here knows:

What happens when a US military vet, disabled and receiving a check, moves
to Canada?  Does he/she get paid in Canadian dollars, or should he/she keep
an American checking account?  How does he/she get medical care benefits?
Thanks,

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OT: American Vet living in Canada?

Post by DavesFatChi » Thu, 15 Aug 2002 06:37:34


Hey, I actually know this one!

If you have direct deposit, the bank will convert it to Canadian currency when
it is deposited (if it's a canadian bank).  Of course, you can still use a US
bank, you just have to worry about currency conversions when you spend it.

As for the medical care, you'll have to coordinate that with the nearest US VA
hospital to you.  I'm a disbaled vet and I live really far away from theh VA
hospital.  They issued some kind of card that I'm supposed to be using locally
to get my medical care.  It's good for a certain amount per month and the
clinic or hospital you see is supposed to bill them directly so you have to
make sure they'll accept that as payment before you go.  (I just use my
husbands health insurance, less hassle).  Mine has specific conditions that I
can use it for but I don't know if they all do.

Go to the "Fee Based Services" Department at the nearest VA hospital and they
can explain things to you better and get everything set up.  If the vet is
still of whatever status that requires him/her to go in every few years for an
evaluation though, you'll have to do that travelling.  but they reimburse you
for that part.

I *really* want to move to New Zealand, but I can't talk DH into it.  He blames
it on me, but I know he just doesn't want to go.

Emma

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OT: American Vet living in Canada?

Post by NBennet » Thu, 15 Aug 2002 07:39:45


Well, Cyndi, I was half way through my response about how this vet should
move to the east end of Toronto and I could
easily support them with the medical needs of my two geriatric cats and
getting up there dog.  Then I realized - not that kind
of vet. (Can you tell the military isn't a big part of my particular corner
of Canadian society?) But working for "one of the big five"
I can tell you that the major Canadian banks offer U.S. dollar accounts.
Deposit in U$, withdraw in U$, or you can always convert
to C$.

Nancy - Toronto


Quote:
> WAY OT, here, but maybe someone here knows:

> What happens when a US military vet, disabled and receiving a check, moves
> to Canada?  Does he/she get paid in Canadian dollars, or should he/she
keep
> an American checking account?  How does he/she get medical care benefits?
> Thanks,

> --
> Remove the "stopsign"  to reply personally.
> Cyndi

 
 
 

OT: American Vet living in Canada?

Post by Cyndi Meow » Thu, 15 Aug 2002 09:15:28


ROFLOL and crying with laughter.  Various times in the last 8 years, I have
gotten into conversations with people who thought I was a veterinarian in
Desert Storm.  Caring for military dogs.

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Quote:
> Well, Cyndi, I was half way through my response about how this vet should
> move to the east end of Toronto and I could
> easily support them with the medical needs of my two geriatric cats and
> getting up there dog.  Then I realized - not that kind
> of vet. (Can you tell the military isn't a big part of my particular
corner
> of Canadian society?) But working for "one of the big five"
> I can tell you that the major Canadian banks offer U.S. dollar accounts.
> Deposit in U$, withdraw in U$, or you can always convert
> to C$.

> Nancy - Toronto



> > WAY OT, here, but maybe someone here knows:

> > What happens when a US military vet, disabled and receiving a check,
moves
> > to Canada?  Does he/she get paid in Canadian dollars, or should he/she
> keep
> > an American checking account?  How does he/she get medical care
benefits?
> > Thanks,

> > --
> > Remove the "stopsign"  to reply personally.
> > Cyndi

 
 
 

OT: American Vet living in Canada?

Post by Cyndi Meow » Thu, 15 Aug 2002 09:15:37


ROFLOL and crying with laughter.  Various times in the last 8 years, I have
gotten into conversations with people who thought I was a veterinarian in
Desert Storm.  Caring for military dogs.

--
Remove the "stopsign"  to reply.
Cyndi

Quote:
> Well, Cyndi, I was half way through my response about how this vet should
> move to the east end of Toronto and I could
> easily support them with the medical needs of my two geriatric cats and
> getting up there dog.  Then I realized - not that kind
> of vet. (Can you tell the military isn't a big part of my particular
corner
> of Canadian society?) But working for "one of the big five"
> I can tell you that the major Canadian banks offer U.S. dollar accounts.
> Deposit in U$, withdraw in U$, or you can always convert
> to C$.

> Nancy - Toronto



> > WAY OT, here, but maybe someone here knows:

> > What happens when a US military vet, disabled and receiving a check,
moves
> > to Canada?  Does he/she get paid in Canadian dollars, or should he/she
> keep
> > an American checking account?  How does he/she get medical care
benefits?
> > Thanks,

> > --
> > Remove the "stopsign"  to reply personally.
> > Cyndi