Simon Logan v HMTQ: Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the Class Action about?
The Class is suing the Federal Government because of alleged underpayments of long term disability benefits to veterans. The Class alleges that the Government miscalculated long term disability benefits by only using service members’ base pay to calculate benefits, ignoring compensation from allowances that contributed to service members’ total monthly pay.
2. How did you get my information?
The Federal Government generated the Class List. They subsequently mailed the Notices/Annexes and provided our Firm with a copy of the Class List. Notification of Class Members is required under the Class Action process.
3. How do I know if I am a Class Member?
Please contact our team at 902.444.8417 or [email protected] and provide your service number, and we will return your call to let you know if you are on the Class List. Due to a high volume of contacts, please allow five business days for a response.
4. What court is hearing the matter?
This is a Federal Court matter. The next court hearing is currently scheduled for February 11, 2020, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
5. Am I a Class Member?
Regular Forces members who had an allowance when they were medically released on or after December 1, 1999, and who received long term disability benefits and/or dismemberment benefits under Division 2, Part III(B) of SISIP Policy 901102 on or after July 17, 2012, are members of the Class.
Reservists who had an allowance when they were injured or contracted an illness on or after December 1, 1999, and who received long term disability benefits and/or dismemberment benefits under Division 2, Part III(B) of SISIP Policy 901102 on or after July 17, 2012, are members of the Class.
6. I received the Notice on behalf of my deceased spouse; what do I do?
You can contact us to provide the Executor’s contact information. If the Class is successful, the Estate may be eligible to receive a settlement.
7. Do I have to pay anything? Is there any risk to me?
There is no personal risk involved. If the Class is successful, class members will receive a payment. If the Class is unsuccessful, class members do not have to pay or do anything.
8. How much money is at stake?
Allowances vary between individuals, and we are unable to speculate on potential payouts. If successful, class members may receive some level of compensation for the difference between the amount of benefits they should have received and what they did receive.
9. How long will this take? If we are successful, will it take years to get my money?
This matter is currently scheduled for Court on February 11, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. at the courthouse located at 1801 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia; class members are welcome to attend. If we proceed to the hearing, we may not have a court ruling for several months and appeals could follow. We are unable to provide a timeline.
10. How will I know if there is an update?
We will post pertinent updates to the SISIP LTD Allowances Class Action page.