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Since 2012, there have been some legal cases underway about the use of the BSWAT.

Some people said that the BSWAT was unfair, and they took their case to court.

The most recent case was a class action. A class action is a case started in court by 1 person for a group of people who have the same problems.

On 16 December 2016, the class action was settled. 

This means that the people in the case agreed on what should happen next.

The judge decided that the settlement was fair for everyone involved in the case. 

Based on the settlement, some people will get money.  

The only way they can get the money is through the BSWAT Payment Scheme.

The only way they can get the money is through the BSWAT Payment Scheme.

You might like to get some legal advice about this.

The Government is offering free legal advice to people who were paid with the BSWAT.  The Government will pay for the advice up to a set amount.

You can read all about this in Chapter 7 of the Easy Read handbook.

It explains:

  • who can help you
  • how to get the free advice.

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