There has been a lot of feedback in the last couple of weeks over the $5,000 lobster fishermen assistance program, officially known as the Short Term Transitional Measures.  It seems that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has been turning down a number of fishermen that should be eligible, stating that they have not experienced a decline of 25% over last year.

If you feel that you have been incorrectly denied, by all means send in an appeal.  In some areas it appears that DFO may be using some inaccurate pricing statistics, which skewers the calculations.  In your appeal you will be given the chance to provide them with your correct pricing and weights.  In your denial letter you will find DFO’s contact information.

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  1. […] read more about this program from my previous posts, click here and here. Filed under: Business tax by David […]

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