MATH MISTAKE SEES OVER 270,000 CANADIAN VETS SHORTCHANGED $165M
Nov 05, 2018
By Bob Komsic
After working with the veterans’ ombudsman’s office, the Trudeau government confirms more than 270,000 ex-soldiers were short-changed by Veterans Affairs Canada for over eight years due to an accounting error worth at least $165-million.
Minister Seamus O’Regan confirms a retroactive program’s in the works but that vets will have to wait up to two years to get their money.
The mistake was made in the monthly indexing calculation on disability payments and pensions and is believed to have started in 2002 and continued to 2010.
The basic provincial tax credit was not factored in.
Then the following year Veterans Affairs inexplicably resumed using the correct calculation.