The deadline to file a claim for benefits under the Settlement passed on July 17, 2018.
The Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench approved a short deficiency period, during which claimants who did not provide all the necessary information or documentation with their claims, have another opportunity to do so.
Deficiency letters setting out exactly what is required by each claimant will be mailed on February 13, 2019. If you are aware of the deficiencies with your claim (i.e. you failed to provide proof of membership, residency etc.), you should not delay in sending that information along to the Claims Administrator (RicePoint).
The deadline to provide the missing information or documentation is April 2, 2019. No further extension will be granted.
Disruption Payments will begin to paid out in the Spring of 2019. All decisions and payment amount are final.
A Settlement Agreement has been reached and approved on January 12, 2018 by the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench that settles the litigation involving the severe flooding in Manitoba in 2011 that led to the evacuation of and/or adverse conditions endured by members of the Pinaymootang (Fairford), Little Saskatchewan, Lake St. Martin, and Dauphin River First Nations.
While not admitting wrongdoing, the Governments of Manitoba and Canada have agreed to pay $90,283,000.00. This amount includes lawyer (“Class Counsel”) fees and expenses as well as Administration costs.
WHO CAN GET MONEY FROM THE SETTLEMENT?
All members of the Pinaymootang (Fairford), Little Saskatchewan, Lake St. Martin, and Dauphin River First Nations resident in Manitoba at the time of the 2011 flood can make claims for Disruption Payments and Special Circumstances payments.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions tab for more details on the Settlement.
HOW DO I MAKE A CLAIM TO GET MONEY FROM THE SETTLEMENT?
In order to make a claim for benefits under the Settlement, Class Members must complete, sign and return a Claim Form to the Claims Administrator, along with any necessary supporting documents, postmarked or deposited by courier or delivered in person at various Workshops no later than July 17, 2018. If a Class Member does not timely and properly submit a Claim Form, he or she will not be able to participate in or share in the benefits available under the Settlement.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for instructions on how to complete and submit a Claim Form.
Claim Deadline: July 17, 2018