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Updates

Proposed settlement reached in Veterans’ Disability Pension Miscalculation Class Action

November 14, 2023

Read the Press Release: November 13, 2023  Proposed Settlement in Class Proceeding involving Calculation of Disability Benefits for Disabled Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (newswire.ca)

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Notice of Settlement Approval Hearing issued October 17, 2023

October 17, 2023

The Government of Canada has agreed to settle a certified class action involving the underpayment of certain disability pension benefits administered by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and payable to certain members and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their survivors. The Short Form Notice of the Settlement […]

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Status Update – August 2, 2023

August 2, 2023

The parties are currently engaged in confidential without prejudice discussions that may lead to a general settlement of the class proceeding. You are not required to opt-in to the action in order to be a class member. However, if you would like to be added to the database in order to receive status updates about the […]

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Status Update – February 28, 2023

February 28, 2023

The parties are currently engaged in confidential without prejudice discussions that may lead to a general settlement of the class proceeding. Please register on this site and watch for further updates.

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Statement of Defence filed July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

The Attorney General of Canada has filed a statement of defence in this class action. You can view the document and all court documents in relation to this matter here.

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Notice of Certification Published July 30, 2021

You can find the Notice of Certification and the Opt Out Form here: https://vetspensionerror.ca/court-documents/

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CBC: Federal Government in exploratory talks to settle class action lawsuit over Veterans Affairs $165M accounting error

January 19, 2021

CBC reports on recent steps by the federal government to address an accounting error by Veterans Affairs Canada regarding the calculation of disability awards and pensions. The $165 million accounting error, affecting over 250,000 veterans, began in 2002 and continued undetected until 2010. Read the full story:  Federal government looking to settle lawsuit over $165 […]

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Class proceeding certified

December 23, 2020

On December 23, 2020, the Federal Court issued an order certifying Manuge v Her Majesty the Queen as a class proceeding. Read the Order.

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Important Documents

Order and Reasons for Settlement Approval, January 17, 2024 icon-download
Final Settlement Agreement, November 8, 2023 icon-download
Notice of Settlement Approval Hearing, October 17, 2023 icon-download
Short Form Notice icon-download
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Register to be added to the class database

If you are a member or former member of the Canadian Armed Forces or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police – or a spouse, common law partner, or dependant of a veteran – and you received, at any time between 2002 and the present, certain disability benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada, you may be a member of the class. Eligible estates of persons who received these disability benefits may also be class members.

You are not required to opt-in to the action in order to be a class member. However, if you would like to be added to the database in order to receive status updates about the action and its possible settlement, please register.