More than $38-million settlement approved for military vets with disabilities

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By The Canadian Press - It's a victory for Canadian military veterans in the battlefield of the courts.

The vets with disabilities have been awarded a $38.6-million settlement in a lawsuit with Ottawa.

The veterans were originally awarded $887.8million over the long-standing federal practice of clawing back the military pensions of injured soldiers. The clawback equalled their disability payments.

The latest amount approved was for a settlement on the cost-of-living provisions in that agreement.

The lawyers for the veterans found a miscalculation in the way the federal government determined the cost of living allowance for the veterans.

The lawsuit started with 8,000 people, but the new settlement includes another 6,000 veterans.

Organizations: Canadian Press

Geographic location: Ottawa

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