Canada's veterans have been shortchanged in their disability payments for the last seven years.

The Trudeau government found what they're calling a $165 million "calculation error" last year and are now working to clear the backlog of hundreds of thousands of military veterans and their families.

The President of the High River Legion, Bob Collins, says it works out to only a percent or two for most veterans, but it adds up.

"When you're looking at the thousands of veterans that have served and are getting a disability, that can add up. And being that it's going to be retroactive to seven years ago. That's a lot of money."

The Government says it'll be at least 2020 before repayments can begin, simply because of the 270,000 military and RCMP veterans cases they have to go through.

 

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