Fire Victim Trust

All Claimants who receive a determination notice will have 30 days to either accept the determination or request Reconsideration. Any Claimants with a prior determination without the 30-day deadline in the notice will have until September 17, 2021, to accept or seek Reconsideration. (Read the official alert here.)

Welcome to The Official Fire Victim Trust Website.


The Fire Victim Trust is currently evaluating, administering, processing, and resolving eligible claims and we are issuing determination notices daily. We have created the below charts (updated bi-weekly) to keep you informed about the progress of the program. If you have additional questions, please review our FAQs and Information menus at the top of the page. Click the Contact & Help menu if you need further assistance.

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Program Statistics

(As of 9/15/21)

Number of Claims Questionnaires (CQs)
36,583
Claimants Associated with CQs
69,157
Number of Distinct Claims by Claimants in CQs
235,250
Determination Notices Issued
8,132
Claimants with Determination Notices Issued
12,504
Deficiency Notices Issued
7,625
Total Amount of Preliminary and Pro Rata Payments Paid to Claimants
$819.4 million
Total Number of Claimants who Received a Payment
19,916
Total Amount Awarded in Determination Notices
$2.86 billion
Payments by Month (Last Six Months)
Submitted CQs - 33,026
Total Payments Issued

Timeline


9/9/2015

Butte Fire

10/9/2017

North Bay Wildfires (includes 22 major fires)

11/8/2018

Camp Fire

1/29/2019

PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection

6/10/2019

Cathy Yanni appointed Administrator of Wildfire Assistance Program

12/1/2019

PG&E and Tort Claimants Committee reached $13.5 billion settlement

4/14/2020

Hon. John K. Trotter (ret.) and Cathy Yanni appointed Trustee and Claims Administrator of the Fire Victim Trust (FVT)

6/20/2020

Bankruptcy Court confirmed PG&E’s Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization

7/1/2020

FVT established and funded with $5.4 billion cash and PG&E stock

7/1/2020

FVT began accepting claims information on FVT Portal

8/17/2020

Claims Questionnaire available

11/23/2020

FVT began issuing Preliminary Payments to Fire Victims

12/31/2020

Original Claims Questionnaire filing deadline (later extended to 2/26/21)

1/15/2021

$758 million cash payment received from PG&E

2/26/2021

Claims Questionnaire filing deadline (extended from 12/31/20)

3/15/2021

FVT began issuing Pro Rata Payments to Fire Victims

6/25/2021

$1B Awarded in Determination Notices

8/13/2021

$2B Awarded in Determination Notices

1/1/2022

Anticipated $592 million cash payment from PG&E

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