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Pensions & Benefits Law - Public pension plans - Veterans’ pensions and allowances - Disability and survivors’ pensions - Appeals and judicial review - Appeal boards and review tribunals

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by a retired RCMP member, MacDonald, from a Federal Court decision affirming refusal of additional retroactive disability benefits. The appellant was an RCMP member between 1973 and 1986. In the course of his service, he suffered various injuries. In 2003, the appellant applied for a disability pension on the basis of chronic back injuries suffered during his service. The claim was dismissed in 2005 due to insufficient medical evidence. In 2009, with the benefit of fresh medical evidence on appeal, the Review Panel awarded the...