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Government of Canada accepts Federal Court decision on long-term disability benefits for Veterans

Government of Canada accepts Federal Court decision on long-term disability benefits for Veterans NR - 12.103 - May 29, 2012 OTTAWA – The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada will not appeal the Federal Court’s May 1, 2012 decision regarding the offset of Pension Act disability benefits from the Service Income Security Insurance Plan (SISIP). “The men and women who serve and sacrifice in Canada's name need to know that their Government will stand behind them and provide the benefits they need when their service is complete,” said Minister MacKay. “I am pleased to announce our government will discontinue the offset for Long Term Disability benefits.” Since 2006, the Government of Canada has put in place a wide range of programs and benefits to supp...

Full article: http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelle...

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