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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by bigrex on Sat 02 Feb 2019, 02:00

I was just hoping to get a few thousand dollars, but I would be lying if I said that I am not pleased with the settlement. But I would prefer it if they would compare the settlement amounts, against your actual deductions, and then the Veteran received whichever amount is greater. One good thing about the settlement though, is because it's tax free, that means that Veterans aren't going to have to pay deemed taxes, plus interest penalties, like when we got the SISIP settlement.
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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by Riddick on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 21:07

EZ Rider,

I believe Mr. Toth went to the hearing in Ottawa to try and change who received what and how much. I read some where that he was indirectly asking for financial airfare assistance to attend, as he didn't think a person who was on for ELB for 1 year should receive the same as someone on ELB for say 10 years.  I surmise he was unsuccessful believing the calculations would be too time consuming and or complicated for veterans to receive monies in a timely manner?
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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by EZRider on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 18:59

bigrex wrote:Paragraph 29 is what gets me interested.

"Payments to CAF Class members will be based only on an eligible Class members degree of disability as assessed persuent to the Pension Act from 5% to 100%. The payments will range from approximately $2000 to $2500 for those witha 5% mdisability to $40000 to $50000 for those with a 100% disability. The amount is not a refund,and does not relate to the amounts previously deducted from any CFIS or ELB payments. "

So with a 65% PA pension, even though my ELB was only zeroed out for a few months, I should be getting a settlement of up to $32000 tax free?

That's how I understand it Rex....$2500 for every 5%. Could have been on ELB for 2 years or 10...doesn't matter.

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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by bigrex on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 16:35

Paragraph 29 is what gets me interested.

"Payments to CAF Class members will be based only on an eligible Class members degree of disability as assessed persuent to the Pension Act from 5% to 100%. The payments will range from approximately $2000 to $2500 for those witha 5% mdisability to $40000 to $50000 for those with a 100% disability. The amount is not a refund,and does not relate to the amounts previously deducted from any CFIS or ELB payments. "

So with a 65% PA pension, even though my ELB was only zeroed out for a few months, I should be getting a settlement of up to $32000 tax free?
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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by Bruce72 on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 11:44

Riddick wrote:Settled/approved.

Those past of the Class can expect to see compensation between June and Dec 2019

http://mdlo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Toth-v.-Her-Majesty-the-Queen-2019-FC-125.pdf

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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by Riddick on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 08:53

Settled/approved.

Those part of the Class can expect to see compensation between June and Dec 2019

http://mdlo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Toth-v.-Her-Majesty-the-Queen-2019-FC-125.pdf


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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by Bruce72 on Tue 18 Dec 2018, 15:23

Class Action (Toth v. Her Majesty) Veterans. Updated December 12, 2018

Michel Drapeau Law Office



The parties made submissions to the Federal Court on 10 and 11 December 2018  in support of approving the settlement, Class Counsel’s fees, and the honorarium payment to Raymond Toth. The Court is now considering the submissions and is expected to release a decision in the New Year
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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by Bruce72 on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 16:33

Artie Simm wrote:
Bruce72 wrote:
EZRider wrote:That was quick Bruce Smile  Good news!

Has anyone figured out how they are calculating the actual payouts....a percentage of actual deductions or?
does this include vets who ended up on elb after lawsuit opened, and after it was settled or only those vets named in the lawsuit? If it's all encompassing, does that mean vets dont have to include ELB income on this years taxes or is it too close to the end of year?

I added a link with all the current information. And yes it is good news!


Click this link Artie and all your questions will be answered.

http://mdlo.ca/uncategorized/advisory-veterans-class-action-documentation/#comment-19189

Also: Class members are CF or war veterans whose WVA, ELB, or CFIS benefits before 2012 were reduced or eliminated based on deduction of Pension Act disability payments. Most Class Members have been identified by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and were sent a Notice in the mail in August 2016. If you did not receive a Notice but believe that you are part of the class, please contact Class Counsel.

Some veterans received Notices from VAC in error in August 2016 based on an over-inclusive notice program. If you received a Notice but did not receive, or qualify for, ELB, CFIS, or WVA between 2006 and 2012, and were therefore not subject to any deduction of Pension Act benefits during that period, you are not a Class Member and cannot benefit from settlement of the Class Action.

Artie it means class members do not have to claim their portion of the settlement on their taxes.
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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by Guest on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 16:19

Bruce72 wrote:
EZRider wrote:That was quick Bruce Smile  Good news!

Has anyone figured out how they are calculating the actual payouts....a percentage of actual deductions or?
does this include vets who ended up on elb after lawsuit opened, and after it was settled or only those vets named in the lawsuit? If it's all encompassing, does that mean vets dont have to include ELB income on this years taxes or is it too close to the end of year?

I added a link with all the current information. And yes it is good news!

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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by Bruce72 on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 14:33

EZRider wrote:That was quick Bruce Smile  Good news!

Has anyone figured out how they are calculating the actual payouts....a percentage of actual deductions or?

I added a link with all the current information. And yes it is good news!
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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by Bruce72 on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 14:32

Bruce72 wrote:Update December 6, 2018

Favourable Ruling from Canada Revenue Agency



The Canada Revenue Agency has confirmed that payments made under the proposed settlement will be considered non-taxable damages. Veterans will not be required to include payments under the proposed settlement in their income and there will be no reporting or withholding requirements.





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http://mdlo.ca/uncategorized/advisory-veterans-class-action-documentation/#comment-19189
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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by EZRider on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 14:09

That was quick Bruce Smile  Good news!

Has anyone figured out how they are calculating the actual payouts....a percentage of actual deductions or?

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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by Bruce72 on Thu 06 Dec 2018, 14:03

Update December 6, 2018

Favourable Ruling from Canada Revenue Agency



The Canada Revenue Agency has confirmed that payments made under the proposed settlement will be considered non-taxable damages. Veterans will not be required to include payments under the proposed settlement in their income and there will be no reporting or withholding requirements.





Joshua M. Juneau
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tel (613) 236-2657 x201
fax (613) 236-7476
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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by 1993firebird on Wed 21 Nov 2018, 17:39

Congratulations to All ELB Class Action Lawsuit Members

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Re: ELB Class Action Law Suit Settlement Reached

Post by bigrex on Sun 23 Sep 2018, 23:19

As I said before. No, because the settlement paid the SISIP, you were owed for those years, and the CPP retro merely caused an overpayment. So therefor VAC will say that your ELB had already been zero summed for those years.. SO they won't owe you anything, and you don't owe them anything.
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