The deadline to file a claim for benefits under the Settlement passed on July 17, 2018. We are not accepting any further claims.
We are in the process of reviewing all of the claims received. A large number of claims are missing required information which is making it challenging for us to properly review claims. Consequently, we will communicate directly with these claimants outlining in writing the additional information that is required to qualify for payment.
While our target at the outset was to have Disruption Payments issued by the end of the year, it will likely be the Spring of 2019 before such payments will be generated. Given the high number of deficiencies, it is in the best interest of all claimants to allow for the additional time to avoid a significant number of class members from ultimately being ineligible to participate in the Settlement. We are doing everything we can to move this administration along as quickly as possible.
RicePoint will be mailing deficiency notices to anyone that is missing information necessary to review a claim. Please contact our Support Centre with any address changes. We will update our website as soon as a firm mailing date has been determined. If you receive such a notice, please provide the information as soon as possible and before the deficiency deadline indicated on the deficiency notice. No further opportunity will be available to correct your deficient claim. Failure to do so could result in your claim being rejected.
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