The Fire Victim Trust was established in 2020 from the bankruptcy of PG&E to offer an efficient and equitable claim review process to compensate Fire Victims for damages caused by the 2015 Butte, 2017 North Bay, and 2018 Camp Fires.

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Helping people rebuild their lives

The Fire Victim Trust was established in 2020 from the bankruptcy of PG&E to offer an efficient and equitable claim review process to compensate Fire Victims for damages caused by the 2015 Butte, 2017 North Bay, and 2018 Camp Fires. Secondary

Latest Progress

Last updated on Jul 15, 2024

Total Payments and Awards

71,800 (100%)

40,414 (100%)

40,313 (99%)

$19.43 billion

$12.54 billion

Submitted Claims Questionnaires

CQs submitted as of 7/15/24 (40,414)

Claimants with Submitted Claims Questionnaires (CQs)

71,800

Submitted CQs

40,414

Claims Asserted

254,818

Claimants with Determination Notices

71,800 (100%)

CQs with Determination Notices Issued

40,414 (100%)

CQs with Accepted Determination Notices

40,313 (99%)

Paid Claimants

62,424 (87%)

Amount Paid

$12.54 billion

Amount Awarded

$19.43 billion

A Message from Trustee Cathy Yanni

July 9, 2024
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I hope everyone had a relaxing Fourth of July break. We’ve talked quite a bit about the Road to Completion, and now we are focusing on winding down the Trust.

As of December, we had issued Determinations on 100% of claims, and now over 99.7% of all determinations have been accepted and are final. All of those that remain are in Reconsideration or Appeal.

The deadline to receive all signed releases is August 15th. So far, over 93% of eligible Claimants have submitted both required releases.

Claimants who do not submit completed, signed releases by August 15th will not receive further distributions from the Trust. The Trust’s public website includes FAQs (here) regarding the release requirements and submission process.

My team and I look forward to winding down the Trust with your continued cooperation.

Thanks,

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Cathy Yanni



Latest Trust Updates

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Continuing the push for tax relief for fire survivors, Trustee Yanni wrote to Senator Crapo requesting support for H.R. 7024, which would amend the IRS Code of 1986 and would exclude qualified wildfire relief payments from gross income.

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Trustee Cathy Yanni announces a pro rata payment percentage increase to 66%. This increase is possible following two major milestones: a 97% acceptance rate as of March 2024 and the Trust’s final sale of PG&E stock in December 2023.

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Following up on support for previous tax relief legislation, Trustee Yanni sent letters requesting support for H.R. 7024, which would amend the IRS Code of 1986 and would exclude qualified wildfire relief payments from gross income.

Contact Us

If you need assistance with questions related to the Fire Victim Trust, use one of the following methods to contact the Claims Processor for the Fire Victim Trust.

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Mail
Fire Victim Trust
P.O. Box 25936
Richmond, VA 23260

Important: The contact information and methods listed on this page are for communications with the Claims Processor for the Fire Victim Trust. Kroll Restructuring Administration (formerly Prime Clerk) is the claims and noticing agent in the PG&E Bankruptcy Cases responsible for filing Proof of Claim forms with the Bankruptcy Court. Kroll is not responsible for receiving and processing information related to your Fire Victim Trust claims.

 
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