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Subjects: NTA, DEI

FIRST NATIONS DRINKING WATER SETTLEMENT CLAIM PERIOD EXTENDED TO MARCH 7, 2024


Eligible First Nations and Individuals now have more time to submit their claim.

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2023 /CNW/ - Impacted First Nations and Individuals affected by long-term drinking water advisories that lasted for at least one year between November 20, 1995, and June 20, 2021, now have until March 7, 2024 to submit their claim for compensation.

Claims for Individual Damages submitted before March 7, 2023, will be assessed by the Administrator, and eligible payments will be processed. Claims submitted between March 8, 2023, and March 7, 2024, will be assessed, and eligible payments will be processed after March 7, 2024. All claims for Specified Injuries compensation will be processed after March 7, 2024.

The First Nations Drinking Water Settlement provides compensation for eligible First Nations and individuals impacted by long-term drinking water advisories that lasted continuously for at least one year between November 20, 1995, and June 20, 2021. 

To be eligible for compensation, Individuals must:

If born before November 20, 1995, the claimant must have ordinarily resided/lived on an Impacted First Nation during a long-term drinking water advisory that lasted continuously for a year or longer, anytime between November 20, 2013, and June 20, 2021.

If born on or after November 20, 1995, the claimant must have ordinarily resided/lived on an Impacted First Nation during a long-term drinking water advisory that lasted continuously for a year or longer, anytime between November 20, 1995, and June 20, 2021.

Individuals can also apply for Specified Injuries compensation for injuries they experienced while complying with drinking water advisories.

Resources and supports available for Class Members

There are resources available to support First Nations and Individuals in completing their claims.

SOURCE First Nations Drinking Water Settlement



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