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REGISTRATION AND CLAIM FILING DEADLINES

There are two deadlines in the VCF’s claim filing process: a Claim Filing Deadline and a Registration Deadline. It is important to distinguish between the two and be aware of which applies to your individual circumstances.

We have comprehensive information about each deadline, as well as details about when to register, and when to file a claim.

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4.1 How do I appeal the decision on my claim?

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4.1 How do I appeal the decision on my claim? (Added: December 26, 2019)
Answer

An appeal can be filed within 30 days after the VCF has notified you of the eligibility or compensation decision on your claim. You may appeal only if your eligibility denial letter or award letter includes an Appeal Request Form.

If you appeal the award decision on your claim, except in cases where a claim is approved for expedited processing, any payment due will not be processed until your hearing is held and a decision is rendered on your appeal.

If you intend to appeal the decision on your claim, there are specific steps you must take and specific deadlines that apply. Your eligibility denial or award letter will include detailed information about how to appeal the decision.

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