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B.C. man one of the first Canadians to receive compensation for clot shot injury

Vancouver Sun: 'Anyone who sustained a “serious and permanent injury” they believe is the result of a COVID-19 vaccine injected after December 8, 2020 can apply for compensation. All applications must be filed within three years following the vaccination.

'Four hundred people have filed claims with the VISP since the program began in June 2021. Wightman is one of less than five people in Canada who have been approved to date to receive compensation for vaccine-related injuries, according to VISP website data from November 30 2021.

'The National Post reached out to ask if the program could provide updated numbers on the number of applicants and how many have been approved since November. A representative was unable to provide updated data over the phone, but they said the numbers would be published on the VISP website “anytime now.”

'The maximum lump-sum amount a person can receive through the VISP is $284,000. Though Wightman chose not to disclose the specific amount he was given for privacy reasons, he said he did not qualify for the maximum payout. He told CTV News, “we’re kind of somewhere in the middle of what’s being offered.” He also told CTV he is eligible for income replacement at $90,000 per year...'

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