1290 Pabineau Falls Road,
Pabineau First Nation, NB E2A 7M3
office: 506 548-9211 fax: 506 545-6968
The claims process for individuals and Impacted First Nations in the First Nations Drinking Water Settlement is open. Impacted First Nations have until December 2, 2022 to accept the Settlement Agreement by submitting a Band Council Acceptance Resolution. The deadline for individuals to submit a claim is March 7, 2023. This is the first drop in recognizing the communities impacted.
See what claims process is right for you and access the online Claim Form at www.firstnationsdrinkingwater.ca
How do you know if you are eligible? You might be included in the settlement if you: are a member of a First Nation: and were born before November 20, 1995 and lived on an Impacted First Nation that was under a drinking water advisory that lasted for a year or longer, between November 20, 2013, and June 20, 2021: or
were born on or after November 20, 1995 and lived on an Impacted First Nation that was under a drinking water advisory that lasted for a year or longer, between November 20, 1995, and June 20, 2021.
The settlement also includes children, those under disabilities (someone who is unable to manage their affairs due to mental incapacity) and loved ones who passed away on or after November 20, 2017 (if they also meet the criteria above). Additional compensation may be available for those who followed long-term drinking water advisories but still suffered Specified Injuries.
To learn more, visit www.firstnationsdrinkingwater.ca
If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Claim Form or have questions about making a claim, call the Administrator toll-free at 1-833-252-4220.