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 Approval Hearing, in English and French, which has been approved by the Federal Court can be found here:
- Short Form Notice (English)
- Short Form Notice (French)
The Notice includes information about the settlement, the approval hearing and the rights of class members.
All documents relating to this class action and the proposed settlement can be found on the Court Documents page of this website. The settlement agreement will be available for viewing on this website beginning on November 8, 2023.
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.