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.
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.
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/
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 […]
CBC: MacAulay says he wants to speed up missing pay for shortchanged veterans
March 2, 2019
CBC reports that Veterans minister says he’ll try to speed up repayments for department’s $165M accounting gaffe. Read the full story.
CBC: Ottawa could face four class-action lawsuits over $165M error at Veterans Affairs
February 21, 2019
CBC reports that botched accounting shortchanged more than 250,000 ex-military members. Read the full story.
CBC: Ottawa short-changed more than 270,000 veterans on pensions, disability payments
November 5, 2018
Read the full story.
Benefits Canada news item: Veterans owed $165 million due to accounting error in disability pensions
On November 5, 2018, Benefits Canada reported on the accounting indexation error by Veterans Affairs Canada that forms the basis for this class proceeding. Read the full story.
Register to participate in the class proceeding
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.