If you or a family member received a blood transfusion or blood products in Canada between January 1, 1986 and July 1, 1990 and contracted hepatitis C, you may be compensated up to $329,000 or more.
For more information, please visit the website http://hepcclassaction.ca or call 1-866-353-4003.
You must submit a completed late claim request in accordance with the Plan to the Administrator no later than March 31, 2025. If a court appointed referee determines that you are eligible to submit a claim, you will be provided with a late claims application package. You must submit a completed late claims application package to the Administrator within two years of being advised that the referee has determined that you are eligible to submit a claim.
The advertising campaign that just launched is a new initiative under the national 1986 – 1990 Hepatitis C Class Action Settlement settled with the federal and provincial and territorial governments and approved by the Courts in 1999 which continues to provide benefits to some of the approximate 15,000 infected people and family members who applied for benefits under the settlement.
In 2016, on our application, the Courts directed that a new plan be created to provide benefits to class members who had missed the deadlines to apply under that original Settlement and set aside some of the excess funds in that settlement to provide these benefits. Subsequently, in late 2017 the Courts approved the terms of the Late Claims Benefit Plan and the notice campaign that has just launched.
In a nutshell, people infected by blood or blood products received in Canada from January 1, 1986 to July 1, 1990 who did not apply to the original settlement before the deadline (July 1, 2010 for most people) have the chance to provide an explanation for why they missed the deadline under the original settlement and, if that explanation meets guidelines set by the Courts, they will be allowed to make a late claim which, if accepted, will entitle them to benefits comparable to those in the original Settlement.