Ottawa propose $100 Mn settlement for Vets

Category : Canada News
Updated On : September 14, 2018 04:58 AM
By Indian Times Daily

Ottawa has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a four-year legal battle with disabled veterans who had launched a class-action lawsuit after some of their financial benefits were clawed back.

The settlement, which must still be approved by the Federal Court, would provide more than 12,000 of veterans with payments of between $2,000 and $50,000 depending on when they served and the severity of their disabilities.

It is the latest in what could be a string of such settlements as the Liberals have indicated that they plan to resolve several other class actions brought forward by current and retired military personnel.

The lawsuit was launched in 2014 after the federal government clawed back financial assistance from thousands of low-income veterans because they were also receiving disability pensions for injuries sustained while in uniform.

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