A veteran who had returned his service medals after a lawsuit against the federal government over disability benefits for veterans will have his medals returned on Friday.  

Dennis Manuge, the lead plantiff in the class-action lawsuit, is a former mechanic who was injured in 2003. He claimed he lost about $10,000 between then and 2005 due to the government clawing back pension money meant for pain and suffering.

About 4,500 veterans across Canada joined a class-action lawsuit, claiming the government was unfairly clawing back money paid out for pain and suffering.

In a press release, Sackville-Eastern Shore MP Peter Stoffer's office stated that Manuge returned his service medals more than three years ago during the lawsuit.  After federal court sided with the veterans earlier this year, Stoffer's office said Manuge asked for the medals back.

Stoffer will host a ceremony on Friday to re-present Manuge with his service medals.

Stoffer will also present several Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals to veterans living in his riding during Friday's ceremony.