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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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 Feb 15, 2024

Total Payments and Awards

71,805 (100%)

40,419 (100%)

39,024 (96%)

$19.20 billion

$11.16 billion

Submitted Claims Questionnaires

CQs submitted as of 2/15/24 (40,419)

Claimants with Submitted Claims Questionnaires (CQs)

71,805

Submitted CQs

40,419

Claims Asserted

254,876

Claimants with Determination Notices

71,805 (100%)

CQs with Determination Notices Issued

40,419 (100%)

CQs with Accepted Determination Notices

39,024 (96%)

Paid Claimants

60,389 (84%)

Amount Paid

$11.16 billion

Amount Awarded

$19.20 billion

A Message from Trustee Cathy Yanni

February 15, 2024
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Having issued Determination Notices on 100% of Claims Questionnaires, over 96% are now accepted and final, and we have paid $11.16 billion to Claimants. We continue working with law firms and pro se Claimants to increase acceptances and are making steady progress.

We are making significant headway collecting releases, with more than 60% signed and another 20% in the process of being executed. I encourage anyone who has not signed and submitted both releases to work with their lawyers to complete this critical part of the Trust’s work. Pro se claimants can electronically access and sign the releases on their Portal. The next pro rata increase will go to each eligible claimant who has accepted their notice and signed and submitted both releases. To reiterate, these payments are not dependent on whether other claimants have signed their releases, but we do require each claimant to sign and submit their own releases to receive their next pro rata payment.

Another priority is focusing on Minor’s Compromises. Of the approximately 7,600 minors and incapacitated adults requiring the Special Master’s approval before payment, about 2,300 (30%) have completed that process. We encourage everyone still needing Special Master approval to complete the Minor’s Compromise process as soon as possible.

Continuing the Trust’s support for legislation that helps fire survivors, I recently sent a letter supporting H.R. 7024, The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, which would amend the IRS Code and exclude qualified wildfire relief payments from gross income. A copy of my February 5 letter is available here on the Trust’s website.

Thanks,

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Cathy Yanni



Latest Trust Updates

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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.

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The Trust announced today the sale of the final 67.7 million shares of PG&E stock as it continues fulfilling its mission to compensate the victims of fires in Northern California from 2015 to 2018.  

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Trustee Cathy Yanni discusses the importance of federal tax legislation included in H.R. 4970 and encourages your support.

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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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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