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. You can learn more about the lawsuit here: Veterans Disability Pension Indexing Error Class Action.
The good news is that there appears to be political will to explore settling the combined class-action lawsuit.
Read the full CBC story: Federal government looking to settle lawsuit over $165 million error in veterans benefits