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Flood compensation fund for First Nations delayed due to deficient claims – Insurance Business
by ahnationtalk onJanuary 9, 201994 Views
While a Manitoba court last year approved a $90 million settlement to First Nations residents affected by the 2011 flooding, lawyers representing the affected homeowners are looking to delay the payouts due to alleged deficiency in the residents’ claims.
An estimated 7,000 people from four First Nations in Manitoba – Lake St. Martin, Dauphin River, Little Saskatchewan and Pinaymootang – could be eligible for up to tens of thousands of dollars in compensation.
The payments were supposed to begin last month; however, a good number of the residents lacked documentation or other requirements to claim on the fund.
According to Sabrina Lombardi – a lawyer with McKenzie Lake Lawyers – of the 5,000 claims received for the fund, 70% were deficient.