27 January 2006 Thirty First Meeting

  • It was reported that there were 159 victims of vCJD as at 6 January 2006, according to the figures on the Department of Health’s website. Main Applications had been received in relation to 158 claims. By the end of this meeting, the Trustees will have considered 152 cases on the claims submitted to date. There are six claims being dealt with at present. The Trustees had considered a total of 269 claims for £5,000 Psychiatric Injury, 107 claims for Particular Emotional Hardship and 14 claims for Particular Financial Hardship.
  • The Trustees considered three claims by family members of two 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, two claims in relation to one victim for Particular Emotional Hardship, one re-submitted claim for Particular Emotional Hardship in relation to one victim, and fourteen claims by family members of nine victims for Particular Financial Hardship as a result of psychiatric injury.
  • Terms and conditions of a psychiatrist were approved.

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