Bulletin by Assembly of First Nation (AFN) - One time IRS personal credit available to eligible Indian Residential School Students
Eligible former Indian Residential Schools (IRS) students who qualified for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) under the IRS Settlement Agreement may now qualify for a one time IRS Personal Credit (no cash value) for educational programs and services. You may see advertisements on TV, radio or newspapers in the coming weeks.
The organization appointed to handle the IRS Personal Credits process is Crawford Class Action Services. Eligible IRS students will receive a Personal Credits Acknowledgement Form in the mail from Crawford Class Action Services. All forms must be completed and returned postmarked no later than October 31, 2014. All instructions to complete the Personal Credits Acknowledgement Form are included in the mailed package to eligible claimants.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is not overseeing this process but can provide assistance to complete forms if required. The AFN has four Liaison Coordinators available for community presentations as well. Please call the AFN at 1-866-869-6789 if you require assistance or a presentation on IRS Personal Credits.
More information is available at: www.residentialschoolsettlement.ca or by calling 1-866-343-1858