Informal proceeding in which claimants of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund appeal either the determination that they are ineligible for benefits or in which claim the amount of their benefits was erroneously calculated. Eligible claimants include people that experienced personal injury due to their presence at a 9/11 crash site as well as the Personal Representatives of those that died at a crash site. After claimants file, Claim Evaluators conduct an initial review of the forms for completeness and notify claimants of any deficiencies. Claim Evaluators then determine eligibility and the amount of the presumed award and notify the claimant or those determinations as well as the claimant's right to request a hearing, within 30 days, before the Special Master or her designee. 28 CFR Subpart C.
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