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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.


4.2 What should I do if I do not intend to appeal the decision on my claim?

4.2 What should I do if I do not intend to appeal the decision on my claim? (Added: December 26, 2019)

If you do not intend to appeal, you do not need to do anything. If the VCF sent you an award letter, the 30-day appeal window will expire and the VCF will then process any applicable payment on your claim. If you received a letter notifying you that your claim was denied, it will remain in that status. If in the future you have new information to submit to the VCF that you believe may change the eligibility decision on your claim, you may amend your claim by following these instructions.

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