Veterans Disability Pension Indexing Error Class Action

Veterans Disability Pension Indexing Error Class Action

Dear Members of the Association,

Jan and Vic Gorman of Nova Scotia Division have provided a link to a public announcement by the law firm MurphyBattista of British Columbia that they are launching a class action lawsuit (Manuge v. Her Majesty The Queen: Federal Court: T-119-19)

From the Notification,

“Murphy Battista LLP has filed a proposed class action against the Government of Canada concerning an error that was made in the calculation of Veterans Affairs Canada Disability Benefits payable for the period 2002 to 2010. The error was allegedly discovered by the Government in 2010, but not disclosed to veterans until 2017 as a result of a report by the Veterans Ombudsman. The Government of Canada has admitted there was an error and that $165 million dollars is owed to the affected veterans. The Government of Canada has advised they will pay out the money in 2020 without interest.”

The link to view the announcement follows. It is also noted that if you wish to receive information about the progress of the court process you may find out how to do it through the announcement.

Earlier messages have discussed this situation and that discussion is available on the Association website and may be viewed by clicking here.

The MurphyBattista announcement, which follows is only available in English.

James Forrest
Director of Communications

MurphyBattista Class Action Lawsuit





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