Friday, June 11, 2010
Gagetown in New Brunswick - Agent Orange compensation deadline Sept. 17
Agent Orange compensation deadline Sept. 17
Fri. Jun 11 - 7:33 AM
People who worked at or lived near CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick more than 40 years ago have a little time left to apply for Agent Orange-related compensation.
Veterans Affairs Canada bureaucrat Barry Gallant said all information must be in by Sept. 17. Gallant also told the provincial veterans affairs committee Thursday that there is no authorization for payments after Oct. 1.
Ottawa announced a compensation program in 2007 for people who worked at or lived within five kilometres of the New Brunswick military base in 1966 or 1967.
The federal compensation is $20,000.
Gallant said 618 Nova Scotians have submitted applications and 396 have been approved. Two are in progress and the rest were declined.