The answer to this question will likely be different for each person. Here is the list of reasons why we would assess an application as needing more information, in order to approve it:
- We were unable to confirm that you are a Registered Indian (as defined by the Indian Act), entitled to be a Registered Indian or Inuit;
- We were unable to confirm that you were placed in the care of non-Indigenous adoptive or non-Indigenous foster parents;
- We were unable to confirm that you were removed from your home between January 1, 1951 and December 31, 1991;
- We were unable to confirm that you were removed from a home in Canada;
- Unable to confirm that you were placed in long-term care with non-Indigenous parents within the meaning of the Settlement Agreement. (If this reason is selected, please send us more information on the length of time and location of your placement).
- The person you applied for died before February 20, 2009;
- Unable to confirm that you were adopted or made a Permanent or Crown Ward.
- Your application is missing information needed to process it. (If this is the reason, we’ve sent you a letter with your Individual Payment Application Form with the missing information highlighted in yellow).
Our strong recommendation is that you connect directly with Class Counsel to get their legal counsel and guidance about how best to update your application. Accessing these legal services is your right, and these services are already paid for under the Settlement Agreement. There will be no additional cost to you. You can find contact information for the legal teams responsible for supporting Applicants below, under “Support and Resources.”