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Veterans seek class action lawsuit for disability payments

The father of a young Canadian soldier wounded in Afghanistan says a
legal challenge seeking fairer compensation for wounded veterans could
soon become a class action lawsuit.
Jim Scott of Surrey, B.C., claims wounded soldiers are losing out on
help when they're paid lump sum settlements, rather than ongoing
benefits.
Scott's son, Dan, was 24 years old and on his second tour of duty in
Afghanistan in 2010 when he was hit by part of a mine during a friendly
fire incident that killed a friend and fellow soldier.'If
it was just for him, I wouldn't be pursuing this, but the issue was a
lot of soldiers came back with injuries which are much more
[debilitating] than my son's.'—Jim Scott, father of wounded soldierHis
son received just over $40,000 for his injuries, but Scott claims some
of them weren't covered after the federal government changed
compensation with the New

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Added: Oct-23-2012 Occurred On: Oct-23-2012
By: Hiarken
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Tags: Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, disabled, government, pensions
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  • "Michael Blais, founder and president of Canadian Veterans Advocacy, says the lump-sum payment can actually harm an injured soldier, who would receive a large amount of money at a time when he or she may not be equipped to deal with it.

    I love how they think for you.

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  • We have all kinds of crazy charts for US vets
    50% disabled w/spouse and 1 child $931 per month
    100% disabled w/spouse and 1 child $3,037 per month.

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    • @klark kent I'd like to know who defines the criteria for these charts,ie: Veterans or some paper pushing pussies whose only contribution is coming up with funky looking pie charts, bitchin' sliding scale algorithms, and wearing BDUs on casual wear Fridays.

      It's obvious they have no fucking idea what they are doing.

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    • @Amusing I know.

      It was a purely rhetorical question.

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    • @Hiarken
      Not sure, but if there's no income tax, then that can go a lot farther. Hopefully, the VA continues to cover their medical care, so it is some sort of 'full package'.

      I'm sure suits decide, but, to be fair, if you let the vets decide it would be one million per person.. so it's a hard call either way. :(
      FYI: My uncle got killed in Viet Nam in 1968. My grandmother got $600. sigh.

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  • Go for the maximum payout, as it is tax free you do not have to fund it.

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