23 June 2006 Thirty Fourth Meeting

  • It was reported that there were 161 victims of vCJD as at 2 June 2006, according to the figures on the Department of Health’s website. Main Applications had been received in relation to 163 claims. By the end of this meeting, the Trustees will have considered 157 cases on the claims submitted to date. There are six claims being dealt with at present. The Trustees had considered a total of 309 claims for £5,000 Psychiatric Injury, 142 claims for Particular Emotional Hardship and 24 claims for Particular Financial Hardship.
  • The Trustees considered eighteen claims by family members of twelve victims for the single sum of £5,000 for psychiatric injury lasting longer than a calendar month that has been caused or materially aggravated by the fact that the victim has contracted vCJD, nineteen claims in relation to ten victims for Particular Emotional Hardship, one re-submitted claims for Particular Emotional Hardship in relation to one victims, three claims by family members of two victims for Particular Financial Hardship as a result of psychiatric injury and three re-submitted claims for Particular Financial Hardship in relation to two victims.
  • The Trustees reviewed their discussions at a meeting which had taken place earlier on 23 June 2006 with representatives from the Human BSE Foundation, the CJD Support Network and solicitors representing families. They had then outlined their proposal for a revision of the Trust which would simplify the Scheme and might benefit future Victims of vCJD, had sought the views of those present and it had been agreed that the proposal should be made to the Secretary of State

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