Injured Veterans Dealt Heavy Blow in Fight for Pensions

TORONTO, Dec. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Veterans Transition Network: A group of six injured veterans suffered a devastating setback yesterday in their legal battle with the government when the Equitas case was struck down in its entirety at the B.C. Court of Appeal.

The Equitas case was filed in 2012 in response to a government decision in 2006 to replace lifelong pensions for disabled veterans with a single lump-sum payment. They allege that this overhaul discriminates against today’s veterans because the previous pension system provided more financial support over a lifetime.

The judgement on Monday did not consider whether or not disabled veterans were adequately compensated. Instead, it dismissed the claims that the charter rights of veterans had been violated and struck down …

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