Ex Gratia Payment


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Ex Gratia Payment

A payment one makes when he/she has no obligation to do so. For example, an employer may give an unannounced bonus to employees at the end of a particularly good year. An ex gratia payment generally is non-recurring, but, in any case, is not the result of a legal obligation.
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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.
Any claim from past applicants against the PWIF Board in connection with the judgment of the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) regarding the method of calculation of ex gratia payment on SP under the PWIF will be processed on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with the CFA's interpretation of the relevant provisions and having regard to the related information provided by the claimants," the spokesman said.
It holds, manages and applies the Travel Industry Compensation Fund which provides ex gratia payment to outbound group or package travellers who suffer loss in the event of default by travel agents, and those who sustain injuries or death in accidents arising out of and in the course of activities provided or organised by the travel agents concerned while travelling abroad.
Union Home Minister assured of positive outcomes on issues of opening of more LoC routes for trade and business, giving permission to foreigners to visit Ladakh including Nubra valley, quick resolution of land related issues, increasing ex gratia payment to families of martyred J&K police personnel at par with the Central Forces and restarting the police modernization.
The assessor s primary role will be to determine whether an applicant is eligible for an ex gratia payment, and if so, assess what level of harm has been caused, he says.
The lawmakers also passed another measure included in the next year's budget bill, which allows the government to obtain or secure financial and credit services or ex gratia payments up to $5 billion from foreign governments and financial institutions in accordance with legal standards.
The lenders will make ex gratia payments to 55 of the 67 customers affected because they have been unable to track down the other 12.
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.