What is the First Nations Drinking Water Class Action About? 

The First Nations Drinking Water Class Action alleges that the Canadian federal government failed to provide First Nations communities with safe, clean drinking water, resulting in conditions comparable to those in developing countries. This failure has caused emotional, spiritual, and physical harm to the communities, as they faced regular water crises and had to rely on bottled water shipments.

How Can I Make Sure To Never Miss A Settlement Claim? 

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Am I eligible to get a payout in the First Nations Drinking Water Class Action? 

Eligible class members include First Nations members born before November 20, 1995, who lived on an affected First Nation (see full list) during a water advisory that lasted a year or longer between November 20, 2013, and June 20, 2021. Also, those born on or after November 20, 1995, are eligible if they lived on an affected First Nation during a water advisory lasting a year or longer between November 20, 1995, and June 20, 2021. However, those born before November 20, 1995, are only eligible for compensation going back to November 20, 2013, due to legislative limitations.

Is Proof of Purchase Required in Order to File A Claim? 

Claimants must provide a government-issued ID and supporting documents for specified injuries to prove their eligibility for compensation.

How Much Money Can I Get? 

The potential award varies. Class members can benefit from a $1.8 billion fund for payments, which may be distributed to bands or individuals. Additional payments for various injuries will be paid out of a specialized $50 million fund, with amounts varying depending on each individual’s situation.

How Can I File a Claim? 

Class members can file a claim by visiting the settlement website, FirstNationsDrinkingWater.ca, and submitting a claim form by the deadline of March 7, 2024. Claims must be filed under penalty of perjury, and claimants are advised to read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure they meet all standards. See the Settlement Agreement for more information. 

You can also use this Claims Assessment Tool to help navigate to the right Claim Form. 

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About Filing Settlement Claims

Please understand that submitting a settlement claim for payout with fraudulent information will result in the rejection of your claim form. By providing this information and attesting to its accuracy under oath, you acknowledge the potential legal consequences of perjury. It's important to recognize that such dishonest actions not only impact your own eligibility but also negatively affect those legitimately entitled to the benefits of the class action settlement. If you are unsure about your eligibility for this class action settlement, we encourage you to visit the official website of the class action administrator. It's important to note that ClaimClassActions.com serves as an informational resource only and is not affiliated with a class action administrator or a law firm.

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