Claim Process Information

This page provides an overview of the Claim Process, the Claims Administration Procedure lists the court-approved Claim Submission Process.

STEP ONE:  CLAIM REGISTRATION FORM

If you believe you are eligible for compensation from the class action settlement, the first step is for you to obtain and submit a Claim Registration Form to the Claims Administrator.  

The Claim Registration Form provides information for the Claims Administrator to assess if you are eligible based in the settlement criteria to potentially receive compensation from the 2011 Lake Manitoba flood settlement fund. 

Go to the page Obtaining and Submitting a Claims Registration for information on all the different methods available to access the Claims Registration Form to the Claims Administrator. 

It is important for you to know that your Claim Registration Form must be received by the Claims Administrator by April 14, 2022.

As part of the process, the Claims Administrator may request additional supporting documentation to help assess your eligibility.

 

STEP TWO:  CLAIM OPTION FORM

If the Claims Administrator determines that you meet the eligibility criteria to potentially receive compensation, the Claims Administrator will provide you with a Claim Option Form for you to complete.

Upon receipt of the Claim Option Form, you will have 90 days to select the option you would like

and return the completed Claim Option Form to the Claims Administrator.

The Claim Option Form will provide two options. 

 

Option 1:  One option is based on if you had received compensation from the original Government of Manitoba Financial Assistance Program between 2011 and 2014, you will be provided with an option to select a Fixed Payment Amount that has been defined in the class action settlement agreement and will not require you to provide any further supporting evidence to the Claims Administrator.

Option 2 If you did not file a claim with or receive any compensation from the original Government of Manitoba Financial Assistance Program or if you choose not to take the option for a Fix Payment Amount in Option 1, you may select the option that the provides for a Detailed Assessment of your claim by the Claims Administrator.

In either case, the Claims Administrator may request supporting documentation for your claim from you. 

Dependent on the volume of Claims Received by the Claims Administrator, it is estimated that those eligible claimants that select the fixed payment option may receive their payment within one year and for those claimants that are either first time claimers for compensation or select the option for a detailed assessment on the Claim Option Form, it is estimated that those claimants may receive their payment within three years.