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FAQs Administrative Splits

March 15, 2017

You may have heard people talking about an “Administrative Split” that has affected some claims in the Independent Assessment Process (IAP).

"Administrative split" is a term used to describe situations where the classroom part of an Indian Residential School was removed from the direct control of those who managed the residence. This happened at a number of Indian Residential Schools beginning in the 1960’s.

Q: What is the Administrative Split issue about?
Q: Why were these claims put on hold? How many claims were put on hold?
Q: Are all of the claims that were placed on hold affected by the Administrative Split?
Q: What decision has Canada reached regarding claims that were affected by Administrative Splits?
Q: Will claims affected by the Administrative Split be taken off hold now that Canada has said it intends to address them?
Q: What does it mean if the hold is taken off my claim?
Q: How can I tell if my claim was affected by an Administrative Split?
Q: I was notified that my claim was put on hold, and I attended one of the schools that Canada has identified as being affected by the Administrative split. What should I do?

Q: I believe my claim was affected by an Administrative Split, but the IRS I attended does not appear on Canada's list of 22 schools. What should I do?

Q: I contacted Canada but they say my claim was not affected by an Admin Split. I think it is. What should I do?
Q: I received a settlement in the IAP, but I think I may be entitled to a larger settlement because of the Administrative Split. What should I do?
Q: What is the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat doing to identify those cases where a claimant withdrew their claim during the prehearing stage because they were convinced by government lawyers or IAP adjudicators that they had no chance of moving forward because of the Administrative split?
Q: My lawyer told me that Canada raised objections to my claim because of the Administrative Split and I had no chance of receiving a Settlement, so I withdrew my claim. What should I do now?
Q: I received no compensation because Canada said my claim was affected by the Administrative Split. Does this mean that I will now receive compensation?
Q: How will I know for sure if my claim was affected by the Administrative Split?
Q: Where can I get a list of the schools that are affected by the Administrative Split?
Q: My file was on hold, but I did not attend a school on the list of schools affected by the Administrative Split. What does this mean for my claim?
Q: I’m confused about all of this and I don’t know what to do. Where can I get some help?
Q: I am a self-represented claimant and I think my claim is affected by the administrative split. What should I do?
Q: What has the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat done to advise claimants that Canada will address claims affected by the Administrative split?