Implications of Court Order
The Sixties Scoop settlement provides for each Eligible Class Member to receive an equal share of the Settlement Fund. For this reason, it is necessary for all application forms to be reviewed and determined to be either eligible or rejected prior to calculating individual payment amounts. As process of resolving incomplete applications, including consultation with provincial and territorial government agencies, has taken more time than originally estimated, the Federal Court has ordered that the distribution of payments may proceed once more than 4,767 applications have been fully and finally rejected.
Regrettably, the suspension of the time limits referred to below has resulted in a delay in the rejection of applications. For this reason, payments to Eligible Class Members are currently on hold.