An ex gratia payment
is one that is made over and above any contractual entitlement the individual concerned may have.
In contrast, Lindy Chamberlain in the Northern Territory ("NT"), convicted for the murder of her child, served four years in prison and received an ex gratia payment
of AUD 900,000, AUD 225,000 for each year incarcerated, with an additional payment of AUD 415,000 for legal costs incurred during her trial, appeals, and reentry into the community.
BETFAIR last night announced they were making ex gratia payments
to some punters who lost out in the notorious in-running market on the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown, but stressed the move was not an admission of liability.
The good news is that this change does not affect the pounds 30,000 tax exemption for ex gratia payments
made as compensation for loss of office and statutory redundancy payments remain tax free.
However, some insurers have treated it as a weather-related event, while others have made ex gratia payments
The axing of the scheme - "overnight and without warning" - wrongly brought to an end more than a century of non-statutory ex gratia payments
to people suffering injustice at the hands of police and state, the High Court was told last month.
But he stressed claims for ex gratia payments
were separate to any possible compensation claims from veterans who say their health has suffered as a result of the tests.
It will see big pay rises for 3,900 low paid workers - mainly women - and in addition 2,600 workers have been offered ex gratia payments
The legal action follows a row over ex gratia payments
of 10,000 pounds ($14,500) each to former prisoners of war (POWs) or their widows, a scheme the British government announced last November, according to the Daily Telegraph.
And the concessionaires who go are getting a package beyond the contractual obligations including ex gratia payments
and free periods.
People who were subjected to abuse as a resident of a hostel under the Country High School Hostels Authority will be eligible to apply for ex gratia payments
of up to $45,000.
Titherington has also failed to convince his own government to make ex gratia payments
to himself and other members of his organization.