The disabled veteran community expected the re-establishment of the Pension for life option would not just attempt to address the concerns of a small minority of disabled veterans, but would include a recognition of all disabled veterans in need of financial security.
Veteran Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured in December 2017 at the government's announcement on its Pension for Life program. Veteran advocates are arguing that the feds' proposals fails to address the financial disparity between benefits received under the Pension Act and the New Veterans Charter. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
In late August, the Supreme Court dismissed the Equitas class-action lawsuit, closing the door on the legal claim initiated against Ottawa on behalf of Canada’s disabled veterans’ community.
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