The Canadian Press

2015-03-31 | Veterans Lump Sum

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The Harper government is offering yet another new lump-sum benefit to the country's most critically wounded soldiers, hoping to silence complaints that the existing pain and suffering awards are too cheap. The new critical injury benefit unveiled yesterday by Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole will -- once approved by Parliament -- provide a 70-thousand-dollar, tax-free award to injured soldiers and veterans. (The one-time payment is meant to compliment the existing lump sum awards system, which has been constantly maligned since being introduced in 2006 as part of Ottawa's overhaul of veterans benefits and entitlements.)

Date: 2015-03-31
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it is a tax-free immediate personal payment in recognition of the pain stress and hardship that come in the days and weeks of recovery following a traumatic injury such as an attack in theater or is it serious training accident here at home >>


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