Updates

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:

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.

Updates

Règlement proposé conclu dans le cadre du recours collectif pour erreur de calcul de la pension d’invalidité des anciens combattants

November 14, 2023

Lire le communiqué de presse : 13 novembre 2023 Proposition de transaction dans le cadre d’une procédure en vertu de la Loi sur les recours collectifs concernant le calcul des prestations d’invalidité pour les vétérans invalides des Forces armées canadiennes et de la Gendarmerie royale du Canada (newswire.ca)

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Proposed settlement reached in Veterans’ Disability Pension Miscalculation Class Action

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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Avis d’audience pour l’approbation du Règlement émis le 17 octobre 2023

October 18, 2023

Le gouvernement du Canada a accepté de régler une action collective certifiée concernant une erreur alléguée de calcul de certaines pensions et prestations d’invalidité administrées par Anciens Combattants Canada (« ACC») payables aux membres ou anciens membres des Forces armées canadiennes (« FAC») et de la Gendarmerie royale du Canada (« GRC») ainsi qu’à leurs […]

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Important Documents

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Miscalculation of Disability Pensions Class Action Settlement

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 dependent 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 were not required to opt-in to the action in order to be a class member. Please visit the Settlement website for claim forms and important information about the settlement process.