GM Feinberg Extends Deadline for Countless GM Crash Victims — by 1 Month
After calls for extension of GM Feinberg “Compensation” Program by Sen. Blumenthal and others, a one month extension has been granted to crash victims.
an Extension of the Claims Filing Deadline
Kenneth R. Feinberg, the Administrator of the GM Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, announced today a one month extension of the claim filing deadline for submission of claims to the Facility. The current deadline of December 31, 2014 has been extended to January 31, 2015. Claimants, therefore, have an additional month to file their claims with the Facility.
In announcing this one month extension, Mr. Feinberg emphasized that the many efforts to notify all eligible claimants have been largely successful. Notice has already been sent to almost four and one half million individuals targeting all current and prior owners of the eligible vehicles. An additional one month extension is being implemented “out of an abundance of caution,” he stated and because supplemental notice is being mailed this week by GM to approximately 850,000 newly registered owners and to those individuals for whom a change in registration, change of address or corrected address has been received.
“I believe that the many efforts to reach all possible GM automobile owners, former owners and others who might have been adversely impacted by a defective ignition switch have been both comprehensive and effective. There will always be some individuals who do not receive formal notice and are generally unaware of available compensation. But such individuals appear to be very few in number,” said Mr. Feinberg.
Mr. Feinberg added: “Because of our determination to provide comprehensive notice and give each claimant an opportunity to file a claim in a timely manner, we have decided to extend the filing deadline an additional 30 days until January 31, 2015.”
Information about the Ignition Switch Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, including how to prepare and file a claim with appropriate documentation, can be found at http://www.gmignitioncompensation.com or toll free at 1-855-382-6463
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